New York-based band Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra conducted a music workshop at Jing’an Foreign Language Middle School. Torres described the origins and basic instruments of Latin music while his orchestra demonstrated the rhythmic arrangements. The audience was made up of student musicians who jumped at the chance to interact with the American band. The session culminated in a group performance with two student saxophonists who were able to pick up the beat after a brief coaching session. The band was visiting east China via an American Cultural Center-sponsored program.