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Francisco Mora Catlett Honors his Mother at the Bronx Museum

Artist Elizabeth Catlett celebrated in two sets with the Freedom Jazz Trio

Elizabeth Catlett sculpture
Francisco Mora Catlett
Francisco Mora Catlett
Francisco Mora Catlett

For decades, Elizabeth Catlett has given us prints and sculptures that celebrate the struggles and the beauty of African American and working-class Mexican women. She has also given us the jazz drummer Francisco Mora Catlett, who has played with giants like Max Roach and Sun Ra, and who now heads the Freedom Jazz Trio with Carlo de Rosa on bass and Craig Taborn on piano.

You can catch two free sets by this band at the Bronx Museum, this Friday, May 6, from 6 pm to 10pm. Currently showing the exhibition, Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett, through May 29, the museum celebrated Catlett’s recent 96th birthday with a panel discussion on her life and work, last weekend, featuring curator Isolde Brielmaier and artists Sanford Biggers, Renee Cox, and Xaviera Simmons. With this weekend’s concert, this Friday’s concert, they’ve got her covered for Mother’s Day as well.

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