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Arturo O’Farrill Returns to Cuba for Repatriation of Father

Eight-day cultural diplomacy trip includes live performances

Composer, pianist and educator Arturo O’Farrill and his non-profit group the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) will travel to Cuba for a cultural diplomacy trip of repatriation for his father, the late Latin-jazz legend Chico O’Farrill, on Oct. 29.

The trip will commemorate Chico’s legacy and 95th birthday, marking his return to Cuba at the Basilica of San Francisco de Asís. With restored U.S.-Cuba relations, O’Farrill will fulfill his father’s dream of returning to his birthplace, nearly 70 years after he left Cuba.

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