Eastern Michigan University’s Film Series showing, “A Better Life”

Wed Feb 3, 2016

Lens Wide Open Film Series: A Better Life

5:00 PM

Halle Library Auditorium

Cost: Free

Open to the public

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had. Discussion will follow.


Please note not all titles are appropriate for all audiences. Titles are subject to change without notice. Priority seating may be given to EMU Student ID cardholders and their guests. The views expressed during these programs do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Life, Eastern Michigan University, its staff or affiliates.

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers to debut at the University Musical Society

Chucho Valdes

Chucho Valdes-Photo Courtesy of Francis Vernhet

Courtesy: Francis Vernhet

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers-Photos Courtesy of: Francis Vernhet

“For the last five decades, Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban music, performing on the hottest stages in Cuba and developing his own distinct sound. During his career, he has won five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards. We are thrilled to welcome Chucho Valdés for his UMS debut.

Valdés along with his band, the Afro-Cuban Messengers, will be celebrating his historically innovative ensemble Irakere, which was founded 40 years ago and included Cuban greats such as Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D’Rivera. This performance will celebrate Irakere while introducing audiences to a blazing new generation of Cuban talent.”

University Musical Society

Chucho Valdés website

November 8th

4:00 p.m.

Michigan Theater



Ann Arbor Latin Festival

imageThe first Ann Arbor Latin Festival takes place this Saturday at The Washtenaw Farm Council and Fairgrounds in Ann Arbor, 5055  Ann Arbor Saline Rd. 

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