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The metaphor at the center of Henry Dumas’ short story “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” is the Afro Horn, an instrument so mythically potent that it simultaneously unites and empowers the African diaspora through the sounds of jazz.
Francisco Mora-Catlett and his New York-based jazz ensemble, AfroHORN, draws from the metaphor of the Afro Horn an imperative to explore, intone, and celebrate African cultures and their expressive, artistic, and political possibilities.
“The music is African; not African-inspired, not African-derived, not African-influenced,” Mora-Catlett pronounces emphatically, “it is African.”
For an AfroHorn jazz performance Mora-Catlett brings together: Aruan Ortiz on piano, Alex Harding on baritone saxophone, and soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome. Mora-Catlett, himself on drums, is augmented by the master Afro-Cuban percussionist Roman Diaz. Together, they explored the musical connections between the Caribbean, America, Africa, and Latin America – highlighting moments of congruency between each other.
This performance is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Doors @ 7PM | $25 ADV / $30 DOS
Show @ 8-10PM