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Monday, May 20, 2013
Afro Horn Returns to New York's Zinc Bar
Not since reading with Sun Ra's Arkestra have I enjoyed working with musicians. Most recently, I read with AfroHorn at the Schomburg Library's tribute to revolutionary painter/sculptor Elizabeth Cattlett Mora. Francisco Mora's AfroHORN is the continuation of Sun Ra's musical vision. Of course Francisco was a member of Sun Ra's Arkestra so he is an extension of Sun Ra's world of infinite sound vibrations. I cannot wait to perform again with this group of avant-garde musicians.
Subject: WED, MAY 22nd - AFRO HORN BACK @ ZINC BAR
"AfroHORN” THE III INCARNATION
BACK AT THE ZINC BAR_ / MAY 22nd
SHOWS @ 9 & 11 / $10
NEW DIMENTIONS IN LATIN JAZZ PRESENTS A MONTHLY RESIDENCE
The ensemble consists of acclaimed musicians in avant-garde and folklore, including the pianist from Santiago de Cuba, Aruán Ortiz, and percussionist from Havana, Roman Diaz
SAM NESOME SOPRANO SAX ALEX HARDING: BARITONE SAX & BASS CLARINET ARUAN ORTIZ: PIANO RAHSAAN CARTER: BASS ROMAN DIAZ: PERCUSSION FRANCISCO MORA-CATLETT: DRUMS
Guided by voices that sing of a new music , Afro-Latin drummer/composerFrancisco Mora-Catlettmaps the secret paths that connect avant-garde jazz to Cuban folklore, African mysticism, Magic Realism and Mexican Surrealism. All roads lead to Afro Horn, a visionary project that gets its name from the celebrated Harlem writer, Henry Dumas, who described the Afro Horn as a rare object of power:
“There are only three Afro-Horns in the world. They were forged from a rare metal found only in Africa and South America. No one knows who forged the horns, but the general opinion among musicologists is that it was the Egyptians. One European museum guards an afro-horn. The other is supposed to be somewhere on the West Coast of Mexico, among a tribe of Indians. Probe grew into his from a black peddler who claimed to have traveled a thousand miles just to give to his son.” - Henry Dumas, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"
"Like the Art Ensemble of Chicago Francisco Mora Catlett's Septet blends the ancient and modern as well as the African and Latin streams into a most delectable blend. One of this year's best! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery"