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Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: The Cuban Khaleeji Project

August 21, 8 pm10 pm.
[ARTURO]8.1-8.10

Little Island and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance co-present Grammy Award Winning artist Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra! This headlining act for Island Music Week showcases a musical exploration of Afro Latin and Middle Eastern seafaring traditions, drawing from the work of the Cuban Khaleeji Project which traces the connection between Arabic and Afro Cuban music along waterways. Be transported to faraway coasts with sounds and rhythms from guest artists including Kuwaiti percussion ensemble Boom.Diwan, led by composer Ghazi Al-Mulaifi, British-Bahraini trumpet player Yazz Ahmed, Moroccan vocalist Malika Zarra and Emerati oud master Ali Obaid. 

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