Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Dr. Cornel West ,

Experience a unique collaboration from Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Dr. Cornel West.

Recorded live at the Kennedy Center in 2021, this streaming premiere features seven-time Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill as he pays tribute to one of the most provocative critics and social activists of our time: virtuosic speaker, scholar, and civil rights icon Dr. Cornel West. Inspired by what he called the “innate musicality of West’s words,” O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra perform original compositions with West that draw on African American jazz, blues, and chanted sermon to explore arts, politics, progress, and how uncertainty and improvisation often come hand-in-hand with hope.

0:00 Afro Cuban Jazz Suite
18:04 Alafia
26:11 Three Revolutions
34:09 Forty Acres and a Burro
43:40 El Maquech
51:08 Clump Unclump
1:01:42 Four Questions with Dr. Cornel West

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