New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Jean Lafitte ... Orleans Jazz National Historical Park ... exploring the habanera and rhumba rhythms common in New Orleans piano styles

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<ul><li><p> E X P E R I E N C E Y O U R A M E R I C A The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. </p><p>New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve News Release </p><p>419 Decatur Street </p><p>New Orleans LA 70130 </p><p>504-589-2265 phone </p><p>www.nps.gov </p><p> Release Date: September 12, 2017 </p><p>Contact: Matt Hampsey, matt_hampsey@nps.gov, 504-589-2265 </p><p>Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With New Orleans Area National Parks NEW ORLEANS, LA.: New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and </p><p>Preserve celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with special music and dance programs, paying tribute to the generations </p><p>of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched American society. All programs listed below are </p><p>free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/jazz or call 504-589-4841. Heritage Mnth </p><p> Javier Olondo &amp; AsheSon with Liquid Rhythm Inc.dancers . 916 North Peters Street, 1:30 2:30 p.m. </p><p>Saturday, September 16. Ashe is Cuban for good karma &amp; Son for rhythm. Join us make good things </p><p>happen with live music and salsa dance. Life doesnt get much better than this. </p><p> Cuban Rueda de Casino Dance. Experience Rueda de Casino, a dynamic, popular dance from Cuba. Danced by pairs in a circle, it is a game of call and response. Flat comfortable shoes recommended. Presented by </p><p>Bookoo Rueda Cultural Association. 916 North Peters Street, noon and 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16. </p><p> Richard Scott Explores the Spanish Tinge. Pianist Richard Scott performs a Jelly Roll Morton-themed program, exploring the habanera and rhumba rhythms common in New Orleans piano styles. Morton coined the </p><p>term the Spanish tinge to describe the Cuban and Spanish rhythms he felt were the right seasoning for jazz. </p><p>916 North Peters Street. Noon 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19. </p><p> The Piano Music of Cuba. Acclaimed concert pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine performs a solo recital as The Historic New Orleans Collections annual Francisco Bouligny Lecture. Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres </p><p>Street. Admission is free but space is limited so reservations are suggested; email wrc@hnoc.org or call 504-</p><p>523-4662. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 26. </p><p> Keyboard Connections: Havana, New Orleans, and Music in the 1800s. Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center Director Alfred E. Lemmon will discuss musical connections between New Orleans </p><p>and Cuba with live musical accompaniment by Alexandre Moutouzkine. New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old </p><p>U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue. Noon 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 29. </p><p> ARPA featuring Alexis Guevara of Cuba and Edwin Gonzalez of Guatemala. 916 North Peters Street, 2:00 </p><p>p.m. Wednesday, October 11. </p><p> Mariachi Jalisco &amp; Viva mi Tierra 7 piece mariachi band featuring Cuban trumpeter Eider Marttinez and dancers! 916 North Peters Street, 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12. </p><p> Paky Saavedra Trio. Honduran guitarist Paky Saavedra performs with Julio Herrera of Guatemala. 916 North Peters Street, 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 13. </p><p> Bodoma Garifunaof Honduras featuring Gissela Ballesteros. 916 North Peters Street, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, </p><p>October 14. </p><p>New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is managed by the National Park Service and tells the story of the people </p><p>and places that helped shape the birth and development of jazz in New Orleans. The visitor center is located at The </p><p>Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, and is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Programs are </p><p>offered at the Old U.S. Mint and at 916 North Peters Street. Visit www.nps.gov/jazz for more information. </p><p>Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is managed by the National Park Service; its six sites share the </p><p>history, culture, and nature of south Louisianas Mississippi River delta area through visitor centers, programs, </p><p>exhibits, and special events. Visit www.nps.gov/jela for more information. </p><p> www.nps.gov </p><p> About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for Americas 400+ national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov. </p><p>National Park Service </p><p>U.S. Department of the Interior </p>mailto:matt_hampsey@nps.govhttp://www.nps.gov/jazzmailto:wrc@hnoc.orghttp://www.nps.gov/jazzhttp://www.nps.gov/jelahttp://www.nps.gov/http://www.nps.gov/</li></ul>