Class 6. Jazz Latino & Spoken Word w/ the John Santos Quartet & Rico Pabón. As Cuba’s sister island, Puerto Rico shares the same colonial history of resistance, forging a symbiotic relationship with Cuba celebrated by poets, dancers, musicians and statesmen. The Afro-Puerto Rican styles known as Bomba and Plena have always been on the front line of the movement against slavery and oppression. Jibaro musicians, originally from rural areas, have also expressed their views of independence with much musical creativity. We will include Ramito, Pedro Flores, Rafael Cepeda, Rafael Hernandez, Lucecita Benitez, Roberto Roena, Ismael Rivera, Rafael Cortijo, Kianí Medina, Juan Gutierrez, Danny Rivera, Viento de Agua, Desde Zero, and Andres Jimenez in our conversation. $20 class/ $15 for members