Benjamin Lapidus, PhD

Benjamin Lapidus, PhD, is an associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, where he teaches popular music of the Caribbean, guitar, world music, and other courses. Regarded as a virtuoso of the Cuban tres and guitar, he has given master classes and workshops on Caribbean music throughout the world, under the auspices of Carnegie Hall, the Smithsonian Institution, and numerous other institutions throughout the United States. His eighth recording as a leader, Generaciones, features master musicians from Cuba, Panama, Colombia, and New York City.

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