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Music Break: Revisit Arturo O’Farrill’s Genre-Bending World Premiere

Originally Aired: Monday, April 20, 2020

Arturo O'Farrill performs live in The Greene Space

Photo by Matthew Septimus


Watch an encore video stream as we revisit one of the most electric and genre-bending performances recorded live on our stage: six-time Grammy Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra premiering a new composition in honor of The Greene Space’s 10th anniversary. This show originally aired on April 24, 2019,

The composition was inspired by Arturo’s political activism and smashes the concept of high and low culture in music, challenging the idea that classical and jazz are elite and that folkloric or commercially driven music is of lower artistic merit.

Watch live below at 1pm ET:

About Radical Acts & Musical Deviancy

Pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill held forth from his pianistic pulpit as our artist-in-residence in spring 2019 with the mission to be transcultural, genre-fluid and embrace all persuasions of musical deviancy and fun. Watch the entire series on-demand here.


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