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Celebrate 50 years of Uhuru Africa with Randy Weston

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The Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Randy Weston’s Uhuru Afrika 50th Anniversary Concert Celebration

Randy Weston & His Orchestra

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“Weston has the biggest sound of any jazz pianist since Ellington and Monk as well as the richest most inventive beat.” -Jazz Critic Stanley Crouch.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of pianist/composer Randy Weston’s landmark opus Uhuru Afrika, a tribute to the many African countries that gained independence in 1960. The album featured jazz greats such as Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, Cecil Payne, Ron Carter and Max Roach, to name a few. It was arranged by the late Melba Liston and included legendary poet Langston Hughes, who contributed lyrics to the recording of “African Lady.”

Saturday, November 13 – 8PM

$45 center orchestra

$35 rear Orchestra and lower mezz ($25 Students/Seniors)

$25 upper mezzanine ($15 Students/Seniors)

order tickets now or call ticketing (212) 220 – 1460

Information: TRIBECAPAC

Located on the campus of the Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007. DIRECTION

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