Afro-Cuban Beat with Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
The Conversation Continued with Arturo O’Farrill of the Afro-Cuban Beat. Grammy Award winning pianist and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill will reflect on the journey of his father, composer Chico O’Farrill, from Cuba to Manhattan. He will discuss his own journeys in reverse, the founding and development of his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, the present diplomatic embrace between the U.S. and Cuba, and his dream of an expansive, borderless musical tradition, National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 58 West 129th Street, New York, November 7, 2016.
Arturo O’Farrill, New York, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
While covering New York’s jazz scene for the Wall Street Journal and other publications, Larry Blumenfeld’s working beat increasingly focuses on Afro-Cuban rhythms and traditions, often as expressed in unexpected ways. Through conversations and listening sessions with some of New York’s prominent jazz innovators, Blumenfeld (whose previous museum programs focused on New Orleans) will explore how Cuban musicians have developed their voices in New York City, how musicians raised here have been drawn to Cuban traditions, and how a rich legacy of cross-cultural collaboration has flowered anew. —Source National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Grammy Award winning jazz pianist, musician, and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill is the son of Latin Jazz musician, arranger and bandleader Chico O’Farrill, and current pianist, composer, and director for the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. He is best known for his contributions to contemporary Afro-Latin Jazz having received two Grammy Awards and four Grammy nominations for his work in the genre.
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