HistoryMiami is the perfect setting for American Sabor exhibition! American sounds well American, but Sabor is a Spanish word that means “flavor” and is often used to describe good music. So what is American Sabor, its a wonderful exhibition that presents musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940’s to the present. I am sure that it will trigger some good memories, as you learn about Latinos in U.S. Popular music. American Sabor was created by EMP Museum and the University of Washington. It was organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibition, its national tour and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.
One of the things I enjoy most about working with brands like Ford, is that they truly engage with their communities and I get to cover these truly amazing initiatives. Also, proud to have been selected with my sister Linda Ponder as part of American Sabor Distinguished Community Members where Emilio Estefan is the Honorary Chairman.
At the opening reception we also met Joe Avila, Community OutReach Manager, Ford Motor Company Fund who extended an invitation to the community in Miami as he is convinced and I am too, that when you get to visit American Sabor, you will feel the connection to your story in the U.S.
Do not miss great HistoryMiami public programs related to American Sabor:
- Guided Exhibition Tours – August 10 – October 26 – Museum Admission: Adult $8 – Seniors/Students $7 – Children (6-12) $5, Children under 6 FREE, History Miamimembers FREE
- Family Fun Day: Latin Beats Extravaganza – August 9 from 1-4pm FREE dance lessons by the Salsa Kings.
- SalSabor Youth Salsa Dance Competition – September 6 at 1pm – If you 13-17 years old compete for scholarships. Winners will receive 1st Place $5,000, 2nd Place $3,000 and 3rd Place $2,000. Email Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Panel Discussion: Latin Music and Miami – October 4 at 2pm FREE with Panelists: Tito Puente Jr., Carlos Oliva and Jorge Luís Piloto – RSVP @historymiami.org
Latino musicians have had a profound influence on traditional genres of music in the United States, including jazz, rhythm and blues, rock “n” roll and hip-hop. From cha cha chá to reggaetón (happy to find Daddy Yankee was included) you will experience the influence and impact of Latinos in American popular music. American Sabor a must go and a perfect fun activity for your family and friends.