LIVE! at StarScape: Joan Soriano

LIVE! at StarScape: Joan Soriano

February 24, 2018
7:30 PM

CES at Frostburg State University

The FSU Cultural Events Series presents Dominican musician Joan Soriano on Saturday, February 24 in a LIVE! at StarScape performance in the FSU Lane University Center's Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall. The 7:30 p.m. club-style event includes table and bar service and a menu of appetizers and desserts.Praised by National Public Radio for his "clean, feathery guitar sound," Soriano has played a major role in popularizing bachata, the African- and Spanish-based soul music sometimes called the "Dominican blues." Born in the countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, he fashioned his first guitar from fishing line and a discarded metal box. The Miami New Times says that Soriano "seems to embody the very history of his music." By blending Afro-Dominican sacred traditions with bachata, he infuses his music with gritty, down-to-earth spirit.Immediately following the performance, CES joins forces with Frostburg State University's own WFWM-FM to present the Offstage Series With WFWM, when station director Chuck Dicken joins the artists onstage for a lively interactive discussion with the audience. Prior to the performance, Soriano will present a free, public workshop in the FSU Lane University Center Atkinson Room; participants will experience first-hand the distinctive bachata dance and music style of traditional of Dominican culture. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. Prior registration is requested.Tickets are $22 for adults and $19.80 for youth under 17. Member and group discount rates are also available. Tickets may be ordered online by visiting http://ces.frostburg.edu or by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The engagement of Joan Soriano is funded in part by a Southern Exposure grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Cultural Events Series is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at msac.org. CES is sponsored in part by the City of Frostburg, and by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Event Website: https://www.frostburg.edu/sci/ces/live-at-starscape/joan-soriano/