Date(s) - August 28, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent College Chapel
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Sam Rocha, who recently joined the UBC faculty in the Department of Educational Studies, is giving a free concert in the Regent College atrium. Join him this Thursday from 7:00-8:30 pm for the launch of his debut CD, Late to Love, inspired by soul, jazz, folk music—and Augustine’s Confessions.
The chorus of the title track sings, “Late / have I loved you / beauty so old / beauty so new,” adapted from Augustine’s Confessions. This is the soundtrack of a man seeking redemption through a profession of belated love, told in multiple layers of regret, gratitude, and hope.
I’m an academic, author, and musician. My interests involve and revolve—and evolve—around philosophy, music, and religion. In philosophy, my work is in the philosophy of education as it intersects with the life and thought of William James, an odd brand of Augustinian personalism, “folk phenomenology,” and Latin/American philosophy. In music, I sing and play guitar, performing blues, soul, Latin jazz, and folk music (especially Mexican folk music). In religion, I write and speak about Catholicism and religious culture and experience. These three main interests intersect frequently, constantly. Most importantly, I am a husband and a father: my wife and I have two young boys, Tomas and Gabriel, and a precious daughter, Sofia.