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5.0 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from Berdine Abler

The show was terrific! Symphony Space is the new home for the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and we heard jazz from India, Peru and Argentina!!! I hope you can get more tickets to this group's next event. Thank you!!

reviewed Mar 27 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Lindsey

This band is on the money: exuberant, creative and full of virtuoso performers. Chico O'Farrell built an eclectic program, including a guest tabla player from India and a caja percussionist from Peru, unified by a great rhythm section and an...continued

reviewed Mar 29 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Rochelle

I absolutely loved the music and the program. I can't wait to go again.

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Quotes & Highlights

“The ALJO is filling a great void on the New York cultural scene, performing the classics of the Afro-Latin jazz tradition, commissioning new works and playing dances. This band is firmly connected with the essence of Latin jazz. They have great soloists and first-class ensemble playing.” —Wynton Marsalis

Description

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra explores the concept of groove (timba) as expressed throughout Latin America, including Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Argentina and even the rare and exotic Borscht Belt in the Catskills.  The program will feature premieres and new works from composers Fernando Otero, Michael Mossman, Emillio Solla, Arturo O’Farrill, Paul Shapiro, Michael Webster and others.

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