7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5
$10/$9 Museum Members
NEW! $15 concert + workshop
Lower Level Auditorium, AANM
13624 Michigan Ave.
AfroHORN is the group formed by legendary percussionist and former Detroiter Francisco Mora-Catlett, a veteran of The Sun Ra Arkestra and Max Roach's M'Boom. Although now based in New York, Mora-Catlett assembled a crack team of ex-Detroiters to be the horn section of the group, and added Cuban percussion master Roman Diaz to round out the drumming. AfroHORN is an outstanding example of Afro-Cuban collision with jazz, updated for the 21st century. The superb drumming and bottom-heavy saxes (two tenors and a baritone) keep the sound earthy and exciting, but never ponderous.
AfroHORN's lineup includes Aruan Ortiz (piano), Sam Newsome (soprano sax), Rashaan Carter (bass), Alex Harding (baritone sax), Francisco Mora-Catlett (drums) and Roman Diaz (Afro Cuban percussion). Together, they explore the musical connections between the Caribbean, America, Africa and Latin America -- highlighting moments of congruency.
AfroHORN is a musical metaphor for the middle passage: a nexus, a site of negotiation, a place that unites the diaspora. Click HERE to view video of AfroHORN covers Mongo Santamaria's "Afro Blue" at Richland College's Fannin Hall.
NEW! WORKSHOP WITH FRANCISCO MORA-CATLETT & AFROHORN
At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, the musicians collectively explain the origins, folklore and history of African and Cuban rhythmic fusion, including audience-participation demonstrations. No experience necessary!
Select the $15 Concert + Workshop ticket option; available online in advance only.
This event made possible with support from National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC).
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