Musica Nueva 5: Big Band Poetry Jam & Beyond
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
GRAMMY winners Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra's fifth annual new music concert features a spoken word jam curated by poet, musician, and visionary Angel R. Rodriguez, Sr., and includes a lineup of guest poets, who will be accompanied by the ALJO. DJ Logic will help the Orchestra and poets mix the classic sound of boogaloo, mambo, and salsa with hip-hop, acid jazz, and alternative improvisation in this celebration of the Latino community and the Nuyorican poetry movement! Just added: Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor and Tony Award-winning creator and composer-lyricist of Broadway's In the Heights!
Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Guest Curator: Angel R. Rodriguez, Sr.
Featuring Special Guests:
Angel R. Rodriguez, Sr.
Sandra María Esteves
Odilia Rivera Santos
Caridad "La Bruja" De La Luz
Circa '95 (PattyDukes & RephStar)
Christopher "Chilo" Cajigas