LATIN JAZZ, LA COMBINATIÓN PERFECTA
THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE
LP Valje® Armando Peraza Series Wood Bongos on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

I was honored to attend the opening of The Smithsonian Institute’s recent exhibit, entitled "Latin Jazz, La Combinación Perfecta", which runs from October 22, 2002 to January 18, 2003. The bilingual exhibit explores the history, culture, musicians, instruments, and dance aesthetic behind the development of Latin Jazz.

Several contemporary and classic percussion instruments from the LP® product line are featured in the exhibit. LP® endorser and Grammy nominee, Bobby Sanabria performed at the opening with Arturo O’Farill’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble.

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