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May 19, 2011
American Sabor exhibit to debut at Central Library

sabor_preview_use.jpgThe Smithson Institution's highly anticipated new traveling exhibition, American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, will debut at the Sacramento Public Library next week. The Central Library (828 I Street) was chosen as the inaugural location for the 2,500 ft. exhibit, which is currently going up and will be on display during the library's open hours from May 26, 2011, through August 7, 2011.

American Sabor highlights the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos and explores the profound influence of Latino artists and musical traditions from the 1940s to the present. Visitors will be treated to panel displays, guided listening stations, and even a fully operational juke box.  The exhibition is also complemented by an interactive website, www.americansabor.org/, which includes historical photographs, lessons plans, video oral histories, playlists, and expanded exhibition content. 

The American Sabor experience was created by the Experience Music Project (EMP), and organized for travel through the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).  Funding for its national tour and related programs is provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund. From Sacramento the exhibition will travel to twelve other cities throughout the country and will be on display through 2015.

To learn more about the American Sabor exhibition, visit http://americansabor.org/exhibition or www.saclibrary.org.

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About Sac History Happenings

California and Sacramento have a long, rich, vibrant history. And our region is blessed with an abundance of historical resources maintained by museums, libraries, archives and societies. This blog aims to alert readers to the latest developments in local/state historical education and research.

Send tips concerning upcoming exhibits, tours, lectures and meetings, as well as new books, magazine articles and online collections to the blog's contributors.

The Contributors:

Michael Dolgushkin

Michael Dolgushkin is Manuscript Librarian at the California State Library History Section. He is co-author of San Francisco's California Street Cable Cars and is a frequent contributor to the California State Library Foundation Bulletin. Contact him at mdolgushkin@library.ca.gov.

Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham is a Certified Archivist working in the Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library. She earned a BS in History from Southern Oregon University and a MS in Information Studies with an emphasis in archives from The University of Texas at Austin. Contact her at agraham@saclibrary.org.

Pete basofin

Pete Basofin is Director of Editorial Research at The Sacramento Bee. He previously worked at The St. Petersburg Times and Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. Contact him at pbasofin@sacbee.com.

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