Afro Yaqui Music Collective: Maroon Futures

Sunday, August 29, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Attend in-person Watch Online 2021-08-29 6:00 PM 2021-08-29 7:30 PM America/New_York Afro Yaqui Music Collective: Maroon Futures 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

*Please note there are two ways to view this concert:
Performed in person at the Sampsonia Way Tent or live-streamed online via City of Asylum @ Home. Both options are free but advanced registration is encouraged.

  • To join us at the tent, click “Attend in-person” above
  • To tune-in from home, click “Watch online” above

About the performance:

Join us for an evening of global freedom music with the award-winning revolutionary jazz ensemble The Afro Yaqui Music Collective performing from their 2021 album, Maroon Futures. 

The Afro Yaqui Music Collective is a postcolonial big band which imagines a world where many worlds fit. Their music draws from mainstream jazz, the avant-garde, and traditional forms from both Africa, East Asia, and American Indigenous nations. At times aggressive and caustic, it is deeply engaged in ongoing struggles for social justice and revolution.


Co-led by Gizelxanath Rodriguez, a Mexican operatic vocalist and cellist of Yaqui indigenous descent, and Ben Barson, a composer and baritone saxophinst,  the collective is a site of several intercultural collaborations, working with musicians, poets and dramaturgs from Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Chicago, Brooklyn, Wisconsin, and Pittsburgh.

(photo by Renee Rosensteel and courtesy of the New Hazlett Theater)


Event Details

August 29, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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