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The Cuban-Khaleeji Project at NYUAD

Last month, I spent 10 days in Abu Dhabi, in residence at NYU Abu Dhabi’s Arts Center with the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. With our director, Arturo O’Farrill, and a number of guest artists, we explored the middle eastern roots of, and parallels with, Latin Jazz.

The rehearsal process and resultant concert was a remarkable experience. It was broadcast live on Facebook and, subsequently, it’s been uploaded to YouTube. If you missed it, here it is for you enjoy in its entirety.