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Crane Latin Ensemble to Present Concert of Afro-Cuban Music

November 16, 2018

The Crane Latin Ensemble (pictured) will present a concert of Afro-Cuban music on Nov. 29 at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will present a winter performance by the Crane Latin Ensemble on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

Fresh off an exciting tour of New York City schools, the Crane Latin Ensemble will present a concert of Afro-Cuban music, including works by Tito Puente, Oscar Hernandez, Chris Washburne, Miguel Matamoros, Hector LaVoe and others.

This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

About the performers:

The Crane Latin Ensemble is dedicated to promoting Latin American dance music, specializing in Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican traditional musical styles. The ensemble collaborates with traditional artists, such as former members of the Tito Puente Orchestra, and Los Naranjos, the oldest continuously-functioning Son group in Cuba, as well as contemporary artists such as Chris Washburn. The group has performed in Cuba, Mexico and Canada, and recently completed a successful tour of New York City with the Crane Concert Choir, presenting concerts and workshops on Afro-Cuban music to 1,500 schoolchildren.

This concert will be broadcast live on the Crane School of Music YouTube channel at the performance time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit

About The Crane School of Music:

Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York’s only All-Steinway institution. For more information, please visit

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Jason Hunter, College Communications (315) 267-2114

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