This free all day festival includes performances by the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats Youth Ensemble, a Brazilian rhythms workshop led by the GRIOT Youth Ensemble, a lecture by ARTURO O’FARRILL, Afro Cuban folkloric dance classes, visual arts and more.
Closing the event at 5:30 pm will be GRAMMY winners Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra performing classic dance tunes with vocalist Sammy Gonzalez, Jr., and a tribute to the Puerto Rican diaspora, entitled, “They Came,” written and performed by Christopher “Chilo” Cajias with music composed by Jason Lindner from the Orchestra’s 2015 GRAMMY winning album, The Offense of the Drum. (MOTEMA).
October 10, 2015, 11 am to 6:30 pm
Herb Alpert Center, home of the Harlem School of the Artslocated at 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, Harlem, New York, www.HSAnyc.org.