Aruán Ortiz Aruan Ortiz
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Aruán Ortiz, whom DownBeat Magazine has called “one of the most versatile and exciting pianists of his generation,” hails from Santiago de Cuba. His compositions incorporate influences from classical music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and improvisation. Garnering Latin Jazz Corner’s 2011 “Arranger of the Year”. ... Read More
Earlier today, I was on the phone discussing a future article with Abiodun, one of The Last Poets. I mentioned to him I had, earlier in the day, read on Facebook that Jericho Brown had won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection "The Tradition". As the conversation continued Abiodun mentioned in passing that The Last Poets and Poet Rita Dove, last year, had been invited to The 50th Rotterdam Poetry Festival 2019.... Read More
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