[Guardian] Alliance Links Jazz and Calypso
T&T’s Jazz Alliance, the ten-year-old organisation presenting O’Farrill and namesake fellow musician Arturo Tappin in a concert called Take 2, hopes O’Farrill will not only leave an impression here but that the islands’ culture will also leave one on him. “One of the things we want to do is take Mr O’Farrill to the Panorama semifinals when he gets into Trinidad (today), so he would... Read More
Take 2. The Concert: Afro Calypso & Latin Jazz Fusion
Take 2 The Concert: Afro Calypso & Latin Jazz Fusion is the first gala fundraiser that will be staged in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Queen’s Hall Auditorium for the purpose of establishing a steel band orchestra (Afro Calypso & Latin Jazz Steel Orchestra) in 2017 to serve as an extension of ALJA with the aim to merge Afro Calypso... Read More
[New York Times] Latin Jazz is Booming. Look Beyond the Grammys to Find It.
When the Grammy Awards eliminated the category of best Latin jazz album six years ago, an outcry arose quickly. Musicians and advocates argued that the move cut off a rare source of institutional recognition for a genre at the commercial fringes. And the academy listened. The next year the category returned. In the years since, the importance of that recognition has become even clearer: Latin... R...