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MFM Mixer: Musicians for Musicians Brings More To The Table

Paul Testagrossa, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi & Arturo O'Farrill

Paul Testagrossa, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi & Arturo O’Farrill

Text By Dawoud Kringle

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, Musicians for Musicians conducted (what was for them) an experiment: a semi-informal mixer. Members and non-members were all welcome. It was held at WeWork Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.

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2016 Grammy Award Winner Arturo O’Farrill Needs Your Support

Arturo O'FarrillSupport “The Cornel West Concerto” recording featuring Arturo O’Farrill
and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill‘s The Cornel West Concerto is a tour-de-force musical and oratorical plea for justice, love, and respect… with text by Dr. Cornel West – based on questions proposed by W.E.B. Dubois at the turn of the 20th Century – questions as relevant today (if not more so) as they were then:

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Concert Review: Forró in the Dark / Cyro Baptista & Banquet of the Spirits / Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Venue: Damrosch Park @ Lincoln Center
Concert review by Constance Cooper

Featured bands: Forró in the Dark / Cyro Baptista & Banquet of the Spirits / Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz with Arturo O’Farrill, piano; Steven Bernstein, trumpet

Photo from F.I.T.D. FB page

Photo from F.I.T.D. FB page

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Music listings – 1/24 through 1/30

1. Arts For Arts Rucma Evolving Voice and Music Presents: 4 SETS OF MUSIC EVERY MONDAY NIGHT! A MINI JAZZ FESTIVAL EVERY WEEK!

Date:  Monday, January 24, 2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: Local 269 (269 E. Houston, NY)
Ticket: $10 per set/$15 for 2 sets/$20 for the night
Genre: Jazz/improve

Perfroming bands: Yoni Kretzmer Trio, Nora McCarthy-Dom Minasi-Ras Moshe, Avram Fefer & Charles Downs’ Centipede. Continue reading

Music listings – 11/1 through 11/7

1. Tin Hat

Date: Monday, November 1, 2010
Time: 10:30pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $18
Genre: American Music/contemporary/nu folk/avant pop

Forging a new acoustic sound that defies categorization while striking universal chords, Tin Hat from San Francisco makes freewheeling chamber music for the 21st century. Garnering widespread critical acclaim for its six CDs, the group has also earned high marks for their captivating performances. Tin Hat’s international audiences have grown over the years through its many concert tours in the United States and Europe. Hailed by the press for “interweaving Old World Europe with post- modern America, south-of-the-border sensuality with concert-hall propriety, and odd-metered syncopation with deeply soulful grooves” (The New York Press), the ensemble has created an original American ethnic music of its own device.

2. Abdoulaye Al Hassane Toure

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