The Festival closes with an evening of Afro-Cuban music curated by and featuring six-time Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, with a cavalcade of special guests—including famed singer Omara Portuondo—who illuminate the best of traditional Cuban music through modern innovation.
Also joining O’Farrill in this one-night-only concert are Havana rapper Telmary Diaz; jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca; Camerata Romeu, the first all-female string orchestra in Latin America; trumpet player Yasek Manzano; and tap artist Ayodele Casel.
The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is a resident orchestra of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA). Performances of the orchestra are provided as a courtesy of ALJA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in New York City.
Apr 25 – 27
Mon, Apr 23 at 6:30pm
Talk: What Is Afro-Latin Culture?
Wed, Apr 25 at 6pm
Talk: The Great Cuban American Songbook
Mon, Apr 23 at noon
Master Class: Music with Arturo O’Farrill and Yasek Manzano
Thu, Apr 26 at noon
Master Class: Dance with Acosta Danza
Sat, Apr 28 at noon
Master Class: Dance with Ronald K. Brown
Sun, Apr 22 at 6pm
¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival Kickoff
Major Support for the ¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival is provided by
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Leadership Support for Dance at City Center is provided by
Support for the Artistic Innovation Fund is provided by
Lisa and Richard Witten