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The artistic practice of Venezuelan artists Nascimento/Lovera centers on the intersections of official and popular culture. Their performance Song for a Military Band, 2014, brings together the U.S. Coast Guard Band, local hip-hop artists Foundation Movement, and Brazilian drum troupe Marcus Santos and Bloco AfroBrazil to play a concert on the MFA lawn. Nascimento/Lovera invites the audience, as well as the organizers and participants in the piece, to entertain the idea of a utopian junction between civic and military voices. Through this performance, we are all united by a common love of music and its communicative power.  

This event took place May 26, 2014, as part of the exhibition “Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection,” March 19, 2014—July 13, 2014.

Photo by Ricardo De Lima

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