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Day 8 – Back to where we started

Our day began with a plane ride back to Buenos Aires, our arrival city.  We departed from the hotel at 8:00 AM for the Mendoza airport. We had a short 90 minute flight back to Buenos Aires, which would have taken 13 hours to return by bus. Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina and 2nd largest city in South America …

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Day 7 – Another Concert Day

We began the day with a guided tour of Mendoza.  Mendoza is an interesting city in that there are plazas all around, every couple of blocks or so.  More interestingly, there are the channels around the city to collect all the rain that falls.  Typically when it rains in urban centers, the water just rests and eventually evaporates.  Mendoza is …

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Day 6 – Another day of travel

We drove to the city and province of Mendoza, the site of our next concert.  Before checking in at the Mendoza Hotel, we traveled to the highest mountain in the Southern hemisphere Aconcagua, a mountain close to twenty-three thousand feet above sea level.  Aconcagua is part of the Andes, the largest mountain range in the world stretching throughout the Western part …

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Day 5 – Early start to a long day!

On Sunday morning, we had to depart by 7:30 AM to drive to the province and city of San Luis.  Although not one of the largest cities in Argentina, San Luis was perhaps the most proud.  Because of gold, San Luis, is perhaps the most affluent province in all of Argentina.  To give a sense of the affluence of this city and province, …

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Day 4 – Time for some fun!

After an insanely successful concert at the Compañia de Jésus Church in Cordoba, Hernan, our tour guide arranged for the choir to go dancing at a local disco two blocks from the hotel.  With no other performances in Córdoba on the following day, a night out to experience Argentinian nightlife seemed reasonable. Although I personally cannot hang with the younger …

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Day 3 in Argentina was the biggest travel day of our tour!

Although we got an early 7:15 AM start on our trek to Cordoba, the slow travel speed of the bus and distance we needed to cover made it impossible to make our 12:00 noon arrival time.  As stated earlier, we have a double-decker bus, which is generally comfortable for the group, but difficult to negotiate in an urban environment with low trees …

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Day 2 in Argentina – the city of Rosario

After a breakfast that featured hot croissants baked on the premises, we began our 2nd day with a tour of the nearby city of San Lorenzo, known for a very famous battlefield where Argentinian troops, led by General José de San Martín, defeated Spanish troops. We visited the battleground and the adjacent Convent de San Carlos, famous for hiding Argentinian …

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Choir Director Eric Conway’s Blog from Argentina Tour 2015

It is that time of the year again – the time when the Morgan State University choir shares our music with yet another part of the world!  This year’s installment takes us to the South American country of Argentina!  We will tour most of the major cities in this country including Rosario, Córdoba, San Luiz, Puente del Inca, and finally …

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Everyone’s Watching Baltimore: So, Now What?

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Preachers, gangs, politicians, the Nation of Islam and a rainbow of social-justice groups are all poised for the “fix,” but will Baltimore really emerge reborn? Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has not yet released details of what her One Baltimore will do, but members of the clergy are arranging prayer calls and making plans to open their doors in the summer for …

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Morgan Celebrates University’s 139th Commencement Ceremony

Nearly 900 Undergraduate, Graduate, and Honors Degrees Awarded Today at Hughes Memorial Stadium, Morgan State University held its 139th Commencement Ceremony awarding nearly 900 combined undergraduate, graduate and honors degrees to the spring Class of 2015. The graduation event, which was attended by family members, friends and supporters, featured a commencement address from the Honorable Graca Machel, widow of former …

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