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Arturo O'Farrill w/Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Virtual Birdland


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Virtual Birdland #51
Virtual Birdland - LIVE
Interview with WEAA/Something Came From Baltimore
Fandango at the Wall (Trailer)
1 Gulab Jamon (Arturo O_Farrill)  
2 Pouvoir (Malika Zarra)  
3 Desert (Rafi Malkiel)  
4 Nightfall (Larry Willis)  
5 Ana Mashoof (Ghazi Faisal Al-Mulaifi)  
6 Samba For Carmen (Paquito D'rivera)  
7 Lafia (Letieres Leite)  
8 En La Oscuridad (Rafael Solano Sanchez)  
9 Cimarron (Papo Vazquez)  
10 Para Los Rumberos (Tito Puente)  
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Multi GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist/composer Arturo O'Farrill and nonprofit the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) announces today they have reached more than 1 million people in over 25 countries through their innovative "ALJA Digital Village" programming since its launch one year ago in March 2020. ALJA immediately responded to the onslaught of the COVID-19 global pandemic with a multi-faceted initiative to raise urgent funds for New York/New Jersey-based jazz musicians (over $100,000 was raised) while instituting a digital platform for ALJA's close network of standout musicians and educators. 

The flagship "ALJA Digital Village" program "Virtual Birdland" will celebrate the milestone with the global release of a new album, Virtual Birdland, featuring O'Farrill and his acclaimed 18-person Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra performing with an array of special guests on 10 ambitious compositions recorded across a span of more than 50 online concerts. Each Virtual Birdland session is recorded remotely from the safety of each artists' homes. Jon Pareles (Chief Popular Music Critic) of The New York Times included "Virtual Birdland" in his story, "10 Best Quarantine Concerts Online" (July 2021).

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