Little Tiny Walls: Music & Conversation about DACA
OBERON Shows
February 21, 2018 at 7PM
Little Tiny Walls
The workshop premiere of Arturo O'Farrill's "Little Tiny Walls" + a panel discussion about DACA and artist activism in the age of Trump

Six-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, educator, and founder and Artistic Director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, Arturo O’Farrill will be visiting the Harvard campus in late February. A musician of deep social conscience, all of Arturo’s music is written with a person, cause, or community in mind. A ferocious collaborator of musicians of many styles, as well as the dance idiom, Arturo’s latest project is entitled “Little Tiny Walls” and will feature musicians from Mexican folkloric styles, Afro-Latin jazz, and Euro-classical traditions, collaborating and playing literally across the border wall between Mexico and the United States. One of the key concepts behind this piece is that Trump’s Presidency has already exploited and exacerbated many borders, walls, and divisions in our society—without building any physical structures. This four-movement piece is still being written, and the event will be the workshop premiere of sections of this piece, featuring student musicians from Harvard, Berklee College of Music, and New England Conservatory.

In addition to the premiere, a panel discussion about how art and politics are interacting under this administration around issues of immigration policy, identity and the undocumented in America will include Mr. OFarrill, Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Roberto Gonzalez, and Brenda Esqueda 20.

This performance is sold out.  The stand-by line will form outside of OBERON when box office opens at 6PM on February 21, 2018, and tickets will be released as available on a first come, first serve basis. 

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Ticket prices

FREE

Run time

1.5 hours

Venue

OBERON 2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

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