Friday, April 29, 2011

NYT: A Family’s Legacy, Afro-Cuban Jaz

Journalist Larry Rohter in the New York Times Music section has a wonderful article about the O'Farrill family.

IF there is such a thing as a first family of Afro-Cuban jazz, the O’Farrill clan has a right to claim that distinction. Its members helped invent the hybrid genre back in the 1940s, when Chico O’Farrill came to New York from Havana, and in recent years they have worked to reinvigorate the music despite barriers in both Cuba and the United States.

Thank you for this terrific, simpático article!

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