ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Join the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance and Harlem School of the Arts as we celebrate our 3rd Annual Pueblo Harlem Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Familia, Comunidad y Artes / Family, Community and the Arts on Saturday, October 10, from 11:00 am to 7:00pm. This FREE event, made possible with support from Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and NYC Council Member Mark Levine.
This FREE event is designed for children and their families, jazz aficionados and community members, Pueblo Harlem celebrates the history and diversity of Harlem through a day of music, folkloric and popular dance, and art. Pueblo Harlem features performances by the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance’s Youth Orchestra, the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, a workshop exploring Brazilian Rhythms by the GRIOT Youth Ensemble, Afro-Cuban folkloric dance classes led by the renowned dancer La Mora, visual arts demonstrations, workshops, and more. The closing finale will present GRAMMY winners Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra featuring guest vocalist Sammy Gonzalez, Jr. and spoken word artist Christopher “Chilo” Cajias performing classic dance tunes in addition to songs from their 2015 GRAMMY award winning album, The Offense of the Drum (Motema).
ABOUT THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ALLIANCE
Founded in 2007, by Arturo O’Farrill the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance is dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of Afro Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, commissioning new work, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. The Alliance maintains a world-class collection of Latin jazz musical scores and recordings, and provides institutional support for the GRAMMY® Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are artists-in-residence at the Harlem School of the Arts. The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance maintains an administrative office at the New York Mission Society. For more information on the ALJA, ALJO, and Education Programs, visit: www.afrolatinjazz.org.
ABOUT HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
For 50 years, Harlem School of the Arts stands apart among the premier arts institutions in New York City as the sole provider of quality arts education in four different disciplines: Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts. HSA enriches the lives of young people and their families in Harlem and the Greater New York City area by providing: unrivaled on-site arts instruction; vital outreach partnerships with New York City schools; quality performances and exhibitions that attract diverse audiences to its dynamic cultural arts facility; and prominent guest artists who actively engage the school’s community in the creative process through workshops and master classes. Through these enriching activities, HSA creates opportunities for both children and adults to fully experience the benefits that the arts can bring to their lives.