Sofia Rei is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Buenos Aires, Argentina and based in New York City. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, flamenco, and electronic sounds. She has collaborated with artists such as John Zorn, Maria Schneider, Bobby McFerrin, the Klezmatics, Myra Melford, Pedrito Martinez, and Lionel Loueke.
Omar G. Encarnación, is a professor of political studies at Bard College and author of Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of transitions to democracy, the role of civil society in the process of democratization, and the policy choices that new democracies make to cope with a difficult and painful past. Encarnación received his Ph.D. from the department of politics of Princeton University and taught at Sarah Lawrence College prior to coming to Bard.
Event is sponsored by Campus Life, Intercultural Advancement and the Iris Alliance.