SOM Winter Session (Jazz) Class/Trip Available

2015 Winter Session Class and Trip 

January 14 – 18 (5 days/4 nights)

Music and Culture Trip to Puerto Rico

  • ·  Travel to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, an important hub of salsa and Latin jazz where many giants of Latin music began their careers.

  • ·  Learn about the Puerto Rican folkloric styles Bomba and Plena, as well as popular genres that developed from these traditions.

  • ·  Trace the rhythmic and song form structures back through the slave trade of West Africa. Experience the synchronicity of culture, music, and dance.

    **You can take AJZ 366: Exploring the Roots of Salsa and Latin Jazz (1cr) for credit. WCU tuition and fees apply.

    Please see or email Dr. Jacoby ( if you have further questions and payment information.

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