Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Dr. Cornel West
Friday, February 2, 2018, 8pm
The Music Center
$35 - $65
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
with special guest Dr. Cornel West
Having been commissioned by the Apollo Theatre and premiered in May 2016, this innovative and inspiring collaboration pairs text by the virtuosic speaker, scholar, and activist Dr. Cornel West with compositions by Arturo O’Farrill for the Grammy Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Inspired by the innate musicality of West’s words, this performance brings together big band jazz, Latin music, and the power of spoken word activism. This exciting collaboration bridges the soulful connection of music and inspiration of social change.
- West is a veteran of spoken-word, having created several albums in collaboration with artists like Prince and André 3000 of Outkast.
- Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill is the son of Cuban jazz musician, arranger, and bandleader Chico O’Farrill.
- The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra has been an artist-in-residence at the Harlem School of the Arts.
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