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by order of the Town of Andover Select Board, September 13, 2021

Memorial Hall Library

Galen Abdur-Razzaq: Afro-Cuban Jazz

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6:30pm

Join renowned flutist and lecturer Galen Abdur-Razzaq for a combined lecture and musical performance.

Register through Zoom.

Galen will perform a flute prelude followed by a presentation focusing primarily on the roots and instrumentations (drums and timbales, claves and cajon) of Afro-Cuban Jazz. He will highlight prominent Latin Jazz artists such as Mario Bauza, Cachao, and Machito, and demonstrate the various styles and rhythms with samples of the music. Attendees will have an opportunity to test their knowledge of the subject through a trivia quiz. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

An educator, arranger, composer, and director, Abdur-Razzaq studied at the Berklee College of Music and earned a master’s degree in education from Rutgers University. For more than 30 years, he has performed and spoken to college and university students across the country.

This program is hosted by Lawrence Public Library in collaboration with Memorial Hall Library, Chelmsford Public Library and Stevens Memorial Library.