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Cuban-Khaleeji Project

Arturo O'Farrill


131 W 3rd St
New York, NY 10012 United States



April 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT



Revisit this one of a kind musical journey exploring the traditions and sounds of seafaring cultures from the Gulf and North Africa to Cuba.

Presented in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development

Led by pianist, composer, and director Arturo O’Farrill, the Cuban-Khaleeji Project was a world premiere collaboration commissioned by The Arts Center, weaving together the music of the Khaleeji people, the Middle East, Spain, Morocco, and Cuba.

For one time only, revisit this highlight from The NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center’s archives, filmed in The Red Theater to a sold-out crowd on February 20, 2019. Bridge the social distance, join the community online.

Brought to you by six time Grammy-award winner Arturo O’Farrill and the 18 piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. The special guests include:

Yazz Ahmed (Bahrain / UK)
Boom.Diwan (Kuwait / UAE)
Ali Obaid (UAE)
Malika Zarra (Morocco / France)