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logo of Puerto Rico with flagCommunity Music School and Puerto Rican Society of St. Louis, Inc. Partner for Explore Music! PUERTO RICO

The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University and the Puerto Rican Society of St. Louis, Inc. will partner for Explore Music! PUERTO RICO on Sunday, October 14th from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the CMS Building on the campus of Webster University in Webster Groves.

Join us for an exciting afternoon exploring the stirring music and cultureof Puerto Rico! Experience The Triangle of Cultures featuringthree traditional musical styles and their historical and cultural influences - country (mountain/indiginous), classical (Spanish/Western European) and pop (African/Caribbean). There will be authentic Puerto Rican cuisine for sale from 12:30 to 1:15. Fun cultural activities for the kids include making traditional kites and shakers along with interesting displays and stories about life in Puerto Rico. Be ready to Bomba dance to the beat of plena drums and learn about the African and Spanish influences that make up this uniquely Puerto Rican style.

Explore Music! was established by CMS to develop increased exposure to and experience with music of all cultures. With the belief that all musical styles are equally valid, the Community Music School endeavors, through the Explore Music! program, to foster social harmony, trust, understanding, and appreciation of all cultures.

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Video Blog: Fijapaw comes to St. Louis
Video blogger and traveling violinist Jasmine Reese visits the Community Music School. 

2018 Scholarship Recipient Recital
Jerry Chang (teacher: Zena Ilyashov) plays Beethoven Sonata No. 8 Ops. 13 (Pathetique) 3rd movement

2017 Webster University Donor Recognition Dinner on November 9th
CMS Advisory Board members and long-time supporters of the Community Music School, Arden & Harry Fisher, were honored with the prestigious Visionary Award



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