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Arturo O'Farrill May 19
Jazz & Spirit at The Apollo | ALJAM & the Fat Cats
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
thank you for this beautiful trust, we are going to bring it!!! Love to all the Pueblo/Hood!
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
To show that art is not for the elite, that jazz is revolutionary, that we refuse to be lied to and that a better day is coming!
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
We are very blessed to have brother West in our lives. He is in a long line of civil rights leaders and intellectuals!!
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
Like song and dance, like stride and hip hop, like clave y guaguanco, like brothers from another mother!!
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
and go together like chilaquiles and pico de gallo, like mac and cheese and banana pudding!
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
Jazz without a social cause is jazz without it's real purpose, without it's sting, It don't mean a thing if it aint got ......
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
talent, resource, voice and skill we have. Presenting Dr. West in they Apollo concert is the most important thing I can do.
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
choice but to run alongside and stay the course, this too shall pass but for the time being, we MUST CRY OUT with every
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
racism and ignorance, these are uncomfortable truths and Brother West speaks clearly with a loud and powerful voice. We have no
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
is mostly an advertising monopoly and very little truth is dispensed, Trump is a hideous monster that reflects our nations
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
system,the divide between rich and everybody else is becoming obscene, those who govern us shill for the powerful, the media
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
we live in a police state, young black and brown people are routinely killed by renegade police in collusion with the judicial
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
Cornel has words to say that I can only say in notes, he is controversial because truth is inconvenient and uncomfortable
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
The Apollo is consecrated ground. The spirits of giants permeate the walls. The music we all serve is sacred. It's chu'ch
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
I have been working on the Concerto since mid August but the concepts he speaks off are life long queries that I to wrestle with
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
we rehearsed the other day and Dr. West was given conducting and conga lessons, it felt like he was a natural at it
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
and created melodies that synced off of his words as well as played off them, the desire was to communicate his words with notes
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
I sat with a pencil and music paper, set a metronome and transcribed his rhythms, then I placed them in a harmonic setting
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Arturo O'Farrill May 18
Cornel will actually be conducting with a baton, playing congas and trading 8's with musicians, in addition to speaking
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