Sat., February 3, 2018,
Two sets 9 & 10:30 pm,
$20 with advance reservation –
call (718) 398-1766; $25 at door.
Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, at the corner of Jefferson Avenue, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is our Weapon, continues its 22nd season with the music of Resistance, Resilience, and Resurgence.
On Saturday, February 3rd, at 9 and 10:30 pm, Fransico Mora Catlett and Afro Horn begin our African American History Month Celebration with a Tribute to the legendary Henry Dumas. The group also features poet Meredith Wright, saxophonist Marquis Sayles, trumpeter Brian Mackenzie, pianist Alan Palmer, bassist Rashaan Carter, African percussionist Roman Diaz and multi-percussionist Fransico Mora Catlett.
Fransico Mora Catlett, in evoking the spirit of Henry Dumas, at this time in our culture, is precisely what we need to be surrounded with because Henry Dumas represents the deeper aspect of our culture that is so lacking and so needed. Henry Dumas studied with Sun Ra, one of the progenitors of this Music of the Spirit. Henry Dumas was rooted in African culture and understood that our culture is a source of Liberation most especially if we approach it from a higher level than the backward folks who think they are in power. Henry Dumas is an artist we need to study today!
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Official Website: http://franciscomoracatlett.com
“….a mesmerizing mix of West African and Afro-Cuban traditions with contemporary jazz, a grounding of vivid percussion supporting melodies that are both anthemic and tuneful.” – Jon Garelick, Downbeat – 4 Stars ****
“Led by the drummer and composer Francisco Mora-Catlett, AfroHORN seeks a mystical but earthy vision of rhythm and folklore, inspired not only by Afro-Cuban music but also the Sun Ra Arkestra, in which Mr. Mora-Catlett played in the 1970s.” – The New York Times
“Conceived while Mexican-American drummer Francisco Mora-Catlett was living and working with Sun Ra, Afro Horn infuses Cuban rhythms with an avant-garde sensibility more oriented toward transcendence than disassociation. It grooves hard….” – The Village Voice