Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Curated in Collaboration with Trinity Church Wall Street
Programming Consultant Annie Ohayon
Directed by Sarah Benson
Tickets for our Refuge concert series are Pay-What-You-Wish, ranging from $15 to $120 per ticket.
REFUGE – a place or a feeling of safety, comfort, community, and regrowth.
PAC NYC shines a spotlight on internationally acclaimed artists who have made educating the next generation of musicians an integral part of their artistic practice. Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winning rapper, actor, and activist Common is the Co-founder of The Common Ground Foundation, dedicated to inspiring youth through mentorship to become the next generation of dreamers and leaders. Easter Island’s award-winning pianist and humanitarian Mahani Teave is the co-founder of the Toki School of Music and the Arts. Israel’s multi-platinum singer-songwriter David Broza has created the One Million Guitars project to empower children through music education. Arturo O’Farrill, leader of the Grammy Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, teaches master classes, seminars and workshops throughout the world for students of all ages. They will share the PAC NYC stage for a celebration of the power of music to expand our understanding of the world and connect us to one another.
Photo of Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra by David Garten.
Please note: This production includes smoke/haze throughout the performance.
David Broza is an internationally renowned Israeli singer-songwriter, recognized for his dynamic guitar performances and humanitarian efforts. His signature sound brings together songs in Hebrew, Spanish and English, with the influence of Spanish flamenco, American folk, rock and roll, and poetry. Social justice and peace advocacy are embedded in Broza’s work, as his 1977 hit song Yihye Tov remains an Israeli peace anthem. He has over 40 albums released, many of which are multiplatinum.
Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor, author, and activist, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed roles, and continued success in all aspects of his career.
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, featuring the Fat Cat Alumni All Stars
Born in Mexico, raised in New York, Arturo’s career as pianist and composer is dedicated to the preservation of Afro-Cuban culture, much like his father, Havana-born Chico O’Farrill. Deeply-rooted in the traditions of Latin jazz, his visionary music is boundaryless and never easily categorized, perpetually forward-looking with a global perspective.
Award-winning pianist and cultural ambassador Mahani Teave is a pioneering artist who bridges the creative world with education and environmental activism, and the only professional classical musician on her native Easter Island. Twice topping the Billboard charts with her debut album, Rapa Nui Odyssey, she received raves from critics, including BBC Music Magazine, which noted her “natural pianism” and “magnificent artistry.”