A Virtual Evening with Betto Arcos and Jackson Browne - Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio

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Friday, February 26th, 2021

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A Virtual Evening with Betto Arcos and Jackson Browne - Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio
Friday February 26 2021 at 7pm ET

Price: free

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Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…

An Evening with Betto Arcos

In conversation with Jackson Browne

Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio

(Adalberto Arcos Landa, $25) 

Friday, February 26, 7pm EST


Please note this is a free event! However, if you would like to make a contribution to support Books & Books' virtual events, we are grateful for any and all donations. Donations can be made in the upper righthand corner, above the "Save My Spot!" registration button. Thank you!

Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio is a collection of 150 stories about music written for NPR, PRI's The World, the BBC, and KPCC.  The book contains 12 chapters with multiple stories, each following a specific narrative focused on music: identity, learning, community-building, immigration, power (women); adversity, social unrest and violence; Cuba and the diaspora, Brazilian music, instruments, producers; place and nation. Each story is accompanied by a black and white photo of the featured artists - most of the photos in the book are by the author.

The book covers the rich and complex music from across Latin America, with an emphasis on music of diverse communities in the USA - Mexicans, Cubans, African-Americans, Armenians, and so on. There are also stories about musicians from Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

At the heart of the narrative, this book also tells a personal story: Betto's tireless, passionate search for stories that help to explain how diverse we are, and how music brings us together as a community. 

Born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, Betto is a radio journalist and music curator based in Los Angeles, a regular contributor to NPR, BBC Radio 3 and KPCC, writing and producing stories about music from all over the world.

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