The AfroLatin@ Forum is sponsoring a three-day international conference—“Afro-Latin@s Now: Race Counts!”—to be held October 23–25, 2014, in New York. [See previous post “Afro-Latin@s Now—Race Counts!” Conference.] A pre-conference event, as part of the Race Counts! Conference will be “Diálogos de Diaspora :: Diasporic Dialogues—A Conversation in Music and Words,” featuring the Caribbean saxophonists Miguel Zenón (Puerto Rico) and Yosvany Terry (Cuba). Free of charge (but subject to limited seating) this event takes place on Thursday, July 24, at 7:30pm at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (Frieda and Roy Furman Stage) located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets in New York.
Description: Celebrate the history and diversity of Afro-Latino cultures with these two virtuoso saxophonists from different yet connected backgrounds: Zenón from Puerto Rico and Terry from Cuba. Together, they blend Afro-diasporic folkloric elements, rhythms, and stories with modern American jazz in this innovative, interactive musical presentation.
As both Terry and Zenón explore cultural migration and diasporic exchange through music, founding Forum members Juan Flores and Kwami Coleman will provide brief comments of historical context, concluding the event with an open Q & A between the audience and artists.
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org
For more information, see http://www.afrolatinoforum.org/afro-latinos-now—race-counts.html