Monday, April 4, 2011

Bebo, Chucho, Chico, & Arturo...

Photographer and El Yuma reader David Garten shared the two following YouTube clips with me. He filmed them during the Cuba Futures Symposium this past weekend in New York.



Arturo O'Farrill soloing at the piano in Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, on the opening night of the "Cuba Futures: Past and Present" Symposium, March 31, 2011. The symposium was presented by the Cuba Project, part of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies. The Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble gave the concert, "Cuba in New York."



From a panel discussion entitled "The Cuba-US Jazz Connection" on April 2, 2011, during the "Cuba Futures: Past and Present" Symposium presented by the Cuba Project, part of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies. The discussion took place in Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

From left to right, Mauricio Font, director of the Bildner Center, Ned Sublette, musicologist and record producer, author of Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo, 2004, Michael Mossman, musician and professor at Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNY, James Early, Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, and Arturo O'Farrill, pianist, Director of Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and 2009 Grammy Award winner for Best Latin Jazz Album.

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