". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cervantes Institute: El V Moderates Afro-Latin Jazz & Iberio Celtic

Spain Culture New York, and
Instituto Cervantes Nueva York In Collaboration
Celtic Music
from Galicia Seen from the Jazz World
April 29, at 7:00 pm
Instituto Cervantes Nueva York
211 East 49 Street
Admission is Free
Music scholar, Ned Sublette, will serve as guest moderator leading a discussion with GRAMMY award winning musician and founder and artistic director of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Arturo O Farrill, and Barcelona-based composer Miguel Blanco as a precursor to the presentation of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra's Música Nueva 6 on May 3 and 4 at Symphony space.

Música Nueva 6 is Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra's annual new music program exploring new directions in Afro Latin Jazz. The upcoming 6th program in the series, delineates the strong correlation between music of the Iberian Peninsula, the coast, and the northern tip of Africa and the East and explores lesser-known sub-genres of music from Spain. Música Nueva 6 will feature the premiere of a new work by Miguel Blanco featuring Galician bagpipe player Cristina Pato, vocalist and saxophonist Antonio Lizana and guitarist Ximo Tebar. Música Nueva 6 will also feature new works by Papo Vazquez, Pablo Mayor and Arturo and Adam O'Farrill.

Celtic Music from Galicia Seen from the Jazz World is one of the aims of this musical journey. Reception to follow in the garden.

For more information and tickets for Musica Nueva 6 on either May 3 or 4th, go to: or visit the box office at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street and Broadway in Manhattan or call: 212/864-5400. Admission is: $20, Seniors, Students and Symphony Space members: $15. For more information on the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra please visit:

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