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Afro Bop Alliance (The Kennedy Center)

Afro Bop Alliance

Afro Bop Alliance is a Latin Jazz septet from Annapolis, Maryland, which performs throughout the greater Baltimore-Washington DC area, and Mid-Atlantic region. These talented musicians, made up of three horns and four rhythms, perform at a variety of events including ethnic, cultural, and music festivals, thrilling audiences with their infectious polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings, and improvisational lines. The ensemble was created from the desire to explore the vast musical possibilities of all the different cultures which come together under the umbrella of Latin or Latin jazz. They approach this music from a very "western" voice, using the instrumentation of a jazz ensemble augmented with congas, timbales, bongos, bells, etc., playing compositions in Afro-Cuban or Brazilian styles.

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Afro Bop Alliance 9/17/11: Afro Bop Alliance

The Latin Grammy Award–winning Afro-Cuban septet blends together the multiple styles and sounds of Latin jazz to thrill audiences.

Afro Bop Alliance

The Latin Grammy Award–winning Afro-Cuban septet blends together the multiple styles and sounds of Latin jazz to thrill audiences.
Afro Bop Alliance 7/27/09: Afro Bop Alliance

The Latin Grammy Award®–winning jazz septet thrills audiences with its infectious polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings, and improvisational lines, playing Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music.

Afro Bop Alliance

The Latin Grammy Award®–winning jazz septet thrills audiences with its infectious polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings, and improvisational lines, playing Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music.
¡BAILA! with Afro-Bop Alliance 11/4/07: ¡BAILA! with Afro-Bop Alliance

Join members of Ballet Hispanico for a lesson in Latin dance. Practice your moves as the seven-piece Latin jazz ensemble Afro-Bop Alliance heats up the Grand Foyer. Dance lesson begins at 5:30 p.m.; performance begins at 6 p.m. A Performance Plus event.

¡BAILA! with Afro-Bop Alliance

Join members of Ballet Hispanico for a lesson in Latin dance. Practice your moves as the seven-piece Latin jazz ensemble Afro-Bop Alliance heats up the Grand Foyer. Dance lesson begins at 5:30 p.m.; performance begins at 6 p.m. A Performance Plus event.
Afro Bop Alliance 8/22/07: Afro Bop Alliance

Afro Bop Alliance, a seven-piece Latin jazz ensemble, fuses all of the varied "Latin" styles and cultures with its own jazz experience to create a unique sound.

Afro Bop Alliance

Afro Bop Alliance, a seven-piece Latin jazz ensemble, fuses all of the varied "Latin" styles and cultures with its own jazz experience to create a unique sound.
Afro-Bop Alliance 8/11/06: Afro-Bop Alliance

This Latin jazz septet thrills audiences with its infectious polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings, and improvisational lines, playing compositions in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles.

Afro-Bop Alliance

This Latin jazz septet thrills audiences with its infectious polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings, and improvisational lines, playing compositions in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles.
Afro-Bop Alliance 1/20/06: Afro-Bop Alliance

Led by drummer Joe McCarthy, Afro Bop Alliance fuses all “Latin” styles of music and cultures with the musicians’ own jazz experience, creating a unique sound.

Afro-Bop Alliance

Led by drummer Joe McCarthy, Afro Bop Alliance fuses all “Latin” styles of music and cultures with the musicians’ own jazz experience, creating a unique sound.
Afro-Bop 1/16/05: Afro-Bop

Afro-Bop, an ensemble from Annapolis, Maryland that explores the vast musical possibilities under the umbrella of Latin or Latin jazz, performs with Dave Samuels, Grammy Award winning vibraphonist and leader of the Caribbean Jazz Project.

Afro-Bop

Afro-Bop, an ensemble from Annapolis, Maryland that explores the vast musical possibilities under the umbrella of Latin or Latin jazz, performs with Dave Samuels, Grammy Award winning vibraphonist and leader of the Caribbean Jazz Project.
Afro-Bop Alliance 8/7/04: Afro-Bop Alliance

Afro-Bop Alliance, a Latin jazz ensemble from Annapolis made up of horns, congas, timbales, bongos, and bells, play compositions in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles.

Afro-Bop Alliance

Afro-Bop Alliance, a Latin jazz ensemble from Annapolis made up of horns, congas, timbales, bongos, and bells, play compositions in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles.

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