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Raza y Resistencia / Race and Resistance

Admission: $20, Students, El Barrio residents, and El Taller members: $12

A three night festival of avant-garde music and poetry, representing our diverse America -the original peoples, those brought here unwillingly, and those who have immigrated, by and for people of all ages and background.  Arts for Art and El Taller Latino Americano partner to present the second annual Raza y Resistencia festival, an UnColumbus Celebration.  

Opening night features Mexican-American drummer Francisco Mora Catlett, presenting his AfroHorn project with fellow Sun Ra alum Ahmed Abdullah, tubist Bob Stewart, and Cuban percussionist Roman Diaz. Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp bring two decades of partnership to their duo performance, riding the wave of a prolific performance and recording history. Boundary breaking trombonist, didgeridooist, composer Craig Harris performs in duo with Grammy nominated multi-reedist Jay Rodriguez.

Day one, October 7

7:30pm AfroHorn
Francisco Mora Catlett - drums
Ahmed Abdullah - trumpet
Bob Stewart - tuba
Roman Diaz - percussion

8:30 Poet Jesus Papoleto Melèndez

9:00pm Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp duo
Ivo Perelman - tenor sax
Matthew Shipp - piano 

10:00 Craig Harris, Jay Rodriguez duo
Craig Harris trombone, didgeridoo, compositions
Jay Rodriguez - reeds