Join us as six-time Grammy Award winner Arturo O'Farrill launches his four-month artist-in-residence series at The Greene Space.
Tonight, it's a celebration of Afrobeat – a musical genre combining West African musical influences with the sounds and rhythms of American funk and jazz. Joining O’Farrill will be special guests, including guitarist Lionel Loueke (described by O'Farrill as "the greatest guitarist on the planet" and by Herbie Hancock as "a musical painter"), singer-songwriter Wunmi, guitarist Bryan Vargas, vocalist and percussionist Tosin and members of the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble.
This is no ordinary residency. For the next four months, O’Farrill holds forth from his pianistic pulpit, with the mission to be transcultural, genre-fluid and embrace all persuasions of musical deviancy and fun. Barriers will fall. High and low will be no more. And you'll see why this is for the greater good.