Latin-infused folk band scheduled at Union College

Published on
March 18, 2013

A unique type of music will make its way to Union College this week, introducing a local audience to a style that blends
traditional folk music with South American rhythms.

"Appalatin," a band that plays Latin-infused folk music, is slated for a one-night-only performance on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be in Rector Little Theatre and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

"Appalatin," is a band that "fluently combines the sounds and styles indigenous to Latin music with that of Appalachian folk music," according to the band's website. Made up of six members hailing from five different countries, the band is now based in Louisville, and is making a name for itself in the Appalachian music world.

Throughout the performance, "Appalatin" will play some original music, along with some well known cover songs, which include "Shady Grove," "Wagon Wheel" and "La Bamba." All of the music is played using acoustic instrumentation featuring classic Appalachian instruments alongside traditional Native instruments.

Jim Rubin, Ph.D., spokesperson for Union's Arts and Culture Committee, said hearing this band is a great opportunity for any music lover.

"The 'Appalatin' band offers a wide range of original music that bridges Latin and American folk traditions," Rubin said. "The six members of the band are from Kentucky and Latin America and offer local music lovers a rare chance to hear this unique music blend."

For more information, contact the Union college Office of College Communications at 606-546-1610.