Roots of Latin Jazz | Great Performances
Fri. Jul. 16 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Celebrate the rhythms of Latin music with performances by GRAMMY-winners, hosted by Sheila E.Great Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz, which examines the variety of Latin American music with the Raíces Jazz Orchestra, features two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning producer Tony Succar and musician, producer and educator Dr. Pablo Gil. The documentary is a special co-presentation of Great Performances and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES.
Great Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz reveals the unity between jazz music and Latin culture. Showcasing original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards, such as Eye of the Hurricane by Herbie Hancock and Mas que Nada by Jorge Ben, the film features GRAMMY-winning artists Richard Bona and Anaadi, among others. Location sequences capture the vibrancy of cities in the U.S., Peru, Spain, Brazil and Cuba.
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