Standford Arts: Local Roots: An Evening of American Roots Music with Orquesta Pasatono and Dom Flemons

Oaxacan ensemble Orquesta Pasatono and GRAMMY Award-winning African American folk musician Dom Flemons come together for an evening of music and discussion, exploring the black and indigenous roots of what we understand as American music, hosted by journalist and musician Rubén Martinez.

Orquesta Pasatono is an ensemble dedicated to rescuing and reinterpreting the sounds of the endangered musical cultures of rural Mixteca communities, blending traditional instruments, indigenous rhythms, and modern arrangements.

Known as “The American Songster” for his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes, Dom Flemons is a Grammy Award-winning music historian and a multi-instrumentalist.

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