& the Impact of the Afro-Cubans at 80
Following its highly acclaimed retrospective of Tito Puente, the Hostos Center presents “Machito & the Impact of the Afro-Cubans at 80,” a three-day celebration of the career of the iconic singer and bandleader (1908-1984), and family members, musical director Mario Bauzá (1911-1993) and featured singer Graciela (1915-2010). Through concerts, panel discussions, films, workshops and more, the weekend will highlight the orchestra’s impact on Latin music and Latin jazz. The festival is under the artistic direction of Machito’s son, Mario Grillo, Musical Director of The Machito Orchestra; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist and composer Carlos Henríquez; and the noted Latin music historian Joe Conzo, Sr.
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