Miguel Zenón: A Closer Look At Puerto Ricans In The U.S.

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From Boston Radio, a series on US Puerto Ricans. Follow the link below for the show’s audio and vides of Zenón in performance.

Miguel Zenón, a talented saxophone player, was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A Berklee graduate, professor of jazz at New England Conservatory, and 2008 MacArthur Genius Award winner, Zenón is known for effortlessly blending two often-contradictory poles — that of innovation and tradition.

Zenón’s new multimedia project is called “Identities Are Changeable: Tales From the Diaspora.” It explores the lives of Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. and is based on seven interviews the artists conducted with Puerto Ricans living in New York. Zenón will perform this piece on Friday at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall.

For the original report go to http://radioboston.wbur.org/2013/02/21/miguel-zenon

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