Miguel Zenon: A Closer Look At Puerto Ricans In The U.S.

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Miguel Zenon at WBUR. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Miguel Zenon at WBUR. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Miguel Zenon, a talented saxophone player, was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A Berklee graduate, professor of jazz at New England Conservatory, and 2008 MacArthur Genius Award winner, Zenon is known for effortlessly blending two often-contradictory poles — that of innovation and tradition.

Zenon's new multimedia project is called "Identities Are Changeable: Tales From the Diaspora." It explores the lives of Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. and is based on seven interviews the artists conducted with Puerto Ricans living in New York. Zenon will perform this piece on Friday at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.


Jose Masso, host of WBUR's Con Salsa


See Miguel Zenon on Friday, February 22nd at Jordan Hall in Boston.  More information here.


This segment aired on February 21, 2013.


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