The Conversation Continued with Arturo O’Farrill
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.
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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. See the full series schedule here.