Arturo O’Farrill, the six-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, educator and founder and artistic director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, visits Harvard to workshop his latest project Little Tiny Walls. A panel discussion with O’Farrill, Cornel West, Roberto G. Gonzales and other will follow -- on how art and politics interact around issues of immigration policy, identity and the undocumented in America.
Presented by: Learning from Performers, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership
Admission: Free for all
A musician of deep social conscience, O'Farrill writes music with a person, cause or community in mind. A ferocious collaborator with musicians of many styles, as well as the dance idiom, O'Farrill’s latest project is Little Tiny Walls and will feature musicians from Mexican folkloric styles, Afro-Latin jazz and Euro-classical traditions, collaborating and playing across the border wall between Mexico and the U.S. This four-movement piece is still being written, and the event will be the workshop premiere of sections of this piece, featuring student musicians from Harvard, Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory.