Sweet Plantain

The Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture and Performance Series fall season continues with the New York based string quartet, Sweet Plantain, on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Allen Theatre, located in the Student Union Building of Texas Tech University.

Sweet Plantain is a string quartet that specializes in genre-blurring, original compositions and arrangements, as well as contemporary works by Latin American composers. Its unique style fuses Latin, classical, jazz and improvisational forms. The group’s mission is to give voice to a contemporary, urban, and Latino sound and bridge the gap between generations and musical genres. Artfully fusing the western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip-hop, jazz improvisation, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised, their original writing and live shows educate and entertain. Separately hailing from the South Bronx, New Jersey and Venezuela, together these musicians give voice to a sound that is contemporary, multicultural and very New York.

This avant-garde string quartet tours extensively with  performances in France, Italy and Greece, Tchaikovsky Hall and The Spaso House in Moscow, Cappella Hall in St. Petersburg, and Amanyara in Turks and Caicos as well as numerous engagements in North America spanning states from New York to San Antonio, Texas, to Fairbanks, Alaska.

There will be an opportunity to meet Sweet Plantain members at a CD signing immediately following the performance.

General Admission tickets are $18 and are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com.  TTU students receive one free ticket with valid ID at the SUB information booth located at the entrance to the Allen Theatre on the campus of Texas Tech University.

For more information, please contact Jo Moore at 806.742.0700 or by email at jo.moore@ttu.edu or

visit www.presidentialseries.ttu.edu and www.facebook.com/presidential.series

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