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Published on Jan 20, 2016
Last summer, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC embarked on an historic visit to Cuba, using their music to make connections and have conversations otherwise impossible in a country known for its censorship. It was the first time the Pride flag had flown in Cuba, and the group performed nine formal concerts, and another dozen impromptu performances at various restaurants in Havana, including the famous Buena Vista Social Club. Thea Kano shares this remarkable story – and the music.
Led by Artistic Director Thea Kano, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC is now entering its 35th season with a mission that is dynamic and socially-relevant: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington delights audiences and champions gay equality with robust artistry, fun and surprise. GMCW has more than 250 singing members, two select vocal ensembles and an annual audience of more than 10,000 people.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx