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Black Explosion Performs for Woodlawn High School's Music and World Language Departments
10/24/2012

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On Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., Black Explosion, a four-member musical group with origins in Medellin, Colombia, performed for students from Woodlawn High School's music and world language departments.

Combining urban music styles with traditional Afro-Colombian culture, Black Explosion afforded attending students with a lesson on various African and African Colombian rhythms, such as alabao, jota, and pastillo, and common African and African Colombian languages.

Black Explosion will visit Overlea High School and perform for its students on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

Composed of Lino "Yommy" Agualimpia, Jahir "Jao" Cordoba, Dilma Luz Mosquera, and John Harrison "Harry" Palacios, Black Explosion is both a catalyst for socio-cultural change in Medellin and a promoter for studies of arts and languages in the United States.

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Story idea and photos submitted by Karl Stewart, specialist, BCPS Office of Music. Story written by Blake Lubinski, intern in the BCPS Office of Communications and senior at Towson High School.
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