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The power of the music and ideas on 'Four Questions' makes it possible to compare Arturo O'Farill's work with that of Duke Ellington and Charlie Mingus / Jazz Quad

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"What does unity do in the face of adversity / oppression? What does honesty do in the face of lies / deceit? What is decency in the face of insults? How does virtue meet brute force? " This is a quote from a book written in 1903 by the eminent black rights activist William DuBois, "Souls of the Black People". In 2016, philosopher and publicist Cornel West, along with Arturo O'Farill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, presented at one of their concerts the composition Four Questions, where West delivers a speech including these four Dubois questions to O'Farill's music. Today she entered O'Farilla's new album and even gave it a title.

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