Riffing at ‘Pueblo Harlem’

The Harlem School of the Arts was the site September 20 of the “Pueblo Harlem” celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. For the second year, dancers and musicians entertained the local community with salsa lessons and a concert of Afro Latin Jazz, a unique combination of three musical genres. Leading the bands was Arturo O’Farrill, the famous Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer, founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. The Alliance is dedicated to promoting and preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, educating young people and maintaining a world-class collection of Latin jazz musical scores and recordings.

Catch a glimpse of the event on this video by Mathilde Hamel and Oliver Morrison.

One Comment

  1. Pueblo Harlem was presented and produced by the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. http://www.afrolatinjazz.org
    Thank you Mathilde and Olver and NYVoices for the great coverage of our 2nd annual Pueblo Harlem Hispanic Heritage month event.

    Best regards,
    Nina Gale Olson
    Director of External Affairs
    Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

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