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Latin American music and dance session to take place Oct. 9


Central Michigan University students can immerse themselves in Latin American culture with a  music and dance session, hosted by music professor Jose Maurtua 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 in the Bovee University Center in the combined rooms of 219 and 220, also known as the Gold and Chippewa rooms.

The free event, sponsored by Sigma Delta Pi, is part of Hispanic Heritage Month and will feature an informational presentation by Maurtua, about music styles and dances from Latin America.

Dance styles to be featured include the mariachi, the bachata and the merengue. Maurtua will also be pointing out certain instruments used in Latin American music as the audience listens to the music. 

Members of Sigma Delta Pi will give a PowerPoint, and then help demonstrate some of the dance moves, which the audience can then practice and try themselves. No prior knowledge or preparation is needed and anyone can attend.