San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Live Wire: Harlem's Music Legacy: Afro-Latin Jazz
Trombonist and Columbia Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Chris Washburne leads this conversation on Harlem’s Afro Latin Jazz music. We’ll explore the roots of Afro Latin Jazz and some of the key musicians and shrines where the music flourished in Harlem.
Scheduled to appear:
Arturo O'Farrill - Musician, Composer, Educator, Founder and Artistic Director of the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance.
Ruben Rodriguez - Latin music bassist extraordinaire.
Bobby Sanabria - Percussionist, Composer, Arranger, Grammy Nominated Recording Artist and Educator.
Interpreted for the hearing impaired.
Join in on the discussion! Tweet us your questions at @ApolloEd using #ApolloLW and someone may answer them during the event!
About Live Wire:
Live Wire Discussions focus on topics pertinent to the Apollo Theater’s history and/or events that advance knowledge and appreciation of the Theater’s role in shaping American arts and entertainment. Discussions are linked to Apollo’s larger performing arts series and events, the Apollo Archives initiative and Apollo Hall of Fame inductions. Live Wire discussions are recorded and podcasts created in order to extend the audience reached through these events and for inclusion in the Theater’s archives.
When & Where
Apollo Theater Education Program
About the Apollo Education Program
The Apollo Theater Education Program extends the Apollo’s commitment to enhancing the life of the community. The Education Program focuses on four distinct areas of learning and engagement: residencies, workshops and tours for schools; curriculum materials aligned to state and national learning standards and study guides derived from the Theater’s history; career development for teens and adults through the Apollo Theater Academy; and discussions and lectures for the public that highlight the history of the Apollo and its impact on American art, culture and entertainment.
About the Apollo Theater
Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in the emergence of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul and hip-hop. Based on its cultural significance and architecture, the Apollo Theater received state and city landmark designation in 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.