America Cantat 8 ~ Nassau, Bahamas
Highlights from the first days of America Cantat
This month, the American Choral Directors Association is hosting America Cantat 8 in Nassau, Bahamas. AC8 is an international gathering of choirs, conductors and choral artists that celebrates the spirit of collaboration and cultural diversity of the Americas. This 10-day festival is a complete immersion into the musical traditions that represent the Americas and our host country, the Bahamas.
ACDA is grateful to the members of the Artistic Committee for their tireless efforts in preparing an incredible roster of choirs, conductors, and clinicians. Special thanks to Camilo Santostefano (Argentina), Cristian Grases (Venezuela), Ki Adams (Canada), André Thomas (USA), Digna Guerra (Cuba), Adrian Archer (Bahamas), and Audrey Wright (Bahamas).
America Cantat 8 is the premier cultural music festival of the Americas, and is the only noncompetitive choir festival to unite singers, conductors, and festival choirs from North, Central, and South America in a ten-day cultural and musical immersion program. The Festival began in 1992 in Argentina as celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s landing on the island he would call San Salvador (part of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas today). Now, 23 years later, America Cantat continues to unite people from all over the world in a celebration of choral artistry, cultural exchange, and unforgettable experiences.