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The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance in Partnership with the Harlem School of the Arts

Presents PUEBLO HARLEM Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Familia, Comunidad y Artes/Family, Community and the Arts

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014, 11 am – 7 pm FREE ADMISSION

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct.15) the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance and Harlem School of the Arts invite the community in Harlem and beyond to join us in this event that highlights the history and diversity of Harlem through a day of music, folkloric and popular dance, food and art. Filling out the day will be a variety of food and craft vendors. Designed for children and their families, jazz aficionados and community members, PUEBLO HARLEM celebrates Hispanic heritage and Harlem’s mix of cultures. With a performance by the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, the Alliance’s premiere Latin Jazz youth orchestra, the day closes with a dance party featuring our leading Latin Big Band, GRAMMY Award winners Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

The event will take place at the Herb Alpert Center, the official home of the Harlem School of the Arts located at 645 St. Nicholas Avenue and admission is free. For further information: *

Founded in 2007 by musician, composer and educator Arturo O’Farrill, the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance is dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of Afro Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, commissioning new work, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. The Alliance maintains a world-class collection of Latin jazz musical scores and recordings, and provides institutional support for the GRAMMY® Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance maintains an office at the Harlem School of the Arts where Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are artists-in-residence. For more information on the ALJA, ALJO, and Education Programs, visit:

For nearly a half-century, the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of young people. Located in Harlem's historic Hamilton Heights, this pioneering, world-class institution brings together music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and musical theatre instruction under one roof. Serving young people, ages 2 to 18, from the under-served communities of Harlem, across New York City, New Jersey and Westchester County, HSA leverages its reputation for excellence and roster of celebrated alumni to empower youths and constantly revitalize its surrounding community. For more information about Harlem School of the Arts, visit