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International Contemporary Ensemble performs Voces de America Latina —Matthew Guerrieri, Boston Globe

“Arielismo,” it was called: the idea (first expounded, through archetypes from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” in Uruguayan writer José Enrique Rodó’s 1900 book, “Ariel”) that Latin American culture was the continent’s buoyant, spiritual counterweight to the brutish, utilitarian, Caliban-like United States. It engendered countless cultural exchanges — and often blurred the conception of Latin American music into simplistic, exotic otherness. Last weekend’s Fromm Concerts at Harvard — a two-night anthology of music by Latin American composers, co-curated by Cuban-born composer Tania León and Harvard professor Carol J. Oja, performed by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble — had its requisite Latin-tinged moments, but also thoroughly dismantled lingering arielismo. Prospero’s Pan-American realm revealed a lot more than two spirits.



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