Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

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  • [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...

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

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  • [NY1] The Cuban-American Grammy Winner Arturo O’Farrill Feels a Special Connection to Fidel Castro

    Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill has a special connection to Cuba. NY1’s Budd Mishkin filed the following report. Since 2002, he’s traveled to Cuba every year to perform with musicians there. He was in Havana when Fidel Castro died. “Almost every time I spoke to a Cuban not a Cuban-American, but a Cuban about this, they always preceded their statement with well, it’s very complicated,” said... Read ...

  • #GivingTuesday

    WE need YOU this #GivingTuesday. Your contribution makes the difference! Your donation to the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance: Preserves the almost 450 Latin jazz works in the ALJA Latin Jazz library Places instruments in the hands of over 600 NYC public school students Supports the Grammy winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Makes possible new commissions Please make your donation NOW by clicking here!

  • [NYC-Arts] Top 5 Picks for January 23-29

    Arturo O’Farrill and Chucho Valdés perform Cuban classics from their legendary fathers’ repertoires as well as newly written compositions alongside their own prodigious children and the 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Valdés and O’Farrill reinterpret one another’s fathers’ works (Bebo Valdés and Chico O’Farrill), opening a new dialogue between Cuba and the United States, one that echoes O’Farr...

  • [Video] Benefit Concert for Musicians Against Fascism

    Hosted on Thursday, Jan 19 from 7:30 – 9:30pm EST, an extraordinary evening of artistic passion, urgent commitment, hosted by five time Grammy winner and MFM Board member Arturo O’Farrill, this live streamed concert takes place the night before the scheduled inauguration – with protests growing in Washington DC and around the country. “Musicians Against Fascism” is a benefit concert for #RefuseFas...

  • Bebo, Chico, Chucho,’Turo: Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Welcome Chucho Valdés

    GRAMMY® Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O’Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) travelled to Cuba from December 9 – 16, 2016 for a trailblazing cultural diplomacy trip of repatriation for late Latin jazz legend Chico O’Farrill in honor of his 95th birthday. Upon their stateside return from Cuba, two GRAMMY® Award-winning Cuban sons Arturo O’Farrill and Chuch...

  • [wbgo.org] Arturo O’Farrill: “We Need to Speak Out”

    Political expression isn’t a new impulse for pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, who leads the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. But he’s taking his most direct action yet with “Musicians Against Fascism,” a concert he has organized at Symphony Space. Scheduled for this Thursday, the eve of the presidential inauguration, it’s an act of protest involving more than a dozen notable jazz artists. Among th...

  • [thedailybeast.com] Cuba Is the Missing Link in Jazz History

    Under loosened restrictions, U.S. and Cuban jazz musicians linked up at a Havana music festival to celebrate a common heritage—but can that last under Trump?  A full moon hung low in the Havana sky, looking expectant, the night before a gala mid-December concert opened the 32nd annual Jazz Plaza Havana festival. A reception crowded the courtyard of the U.S. ambassadorial residence, the air spiced ...

  • [nypost.com] Where jazz musician Arturo O’Farrill gets his favorite Cuban food

    Arturo O’Farrill may have gone kicking and screaming to Cuban father Chico’s jazz gigs, but listening to all that Latin music paid off: This weekend, the 56-year-old Grammy winner returns to his father’s homeland with a tour celebrating the late musician’s 95th birthday. The Mexican-born, Manhattan-raised O’Farrill tells RAQUEL LANERI where you’ll find him on weekends when he’s home in Park Slope....

  • Legacies of Jazz: Bebo, Chico, Chucho, ‘Turo

    Harlem, NY — Friday, December 9, 2016 — GRAMMY® Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O’Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) travel to Cuba from December 9 – 16, 2016 for a trailblazing cultural diplomacy trip of repatriation for late Latin jazz legend Chico O’Farrill in honor of his 95th birthday. Upon their stateside return from Cuba, two GRAMMY® Award-winning ...

  • [NY1] Free NYC Mission Society Program Offers Kids Chance to learn African, Latin and Jazz Music

    “It’s like a feeling of being able to be myself,” Alyza Tavaras said. “I’m releasing all this tension I was carrying throughout the day.” Tavaras makes every moment matter to appreciate, learn and improve her craft. “I’m still shocked that I’m actually playing right now,” she smiled. Last year, the eighth-grader started coming to the New York City Mission Society’s free music program. “The only wa...

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