Field Notes Gathered by Ears


Friday, March 10, 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street


Speaker: Yosvany Terry, Lecturer on Music and Director of Jazz Ensembles

Moderators: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, and Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University and Jorge I. Domínguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University
Mentored and initiated into the West African Dahomeyan tradition in Matanzas, Cuba (where it is known as Arará Sabalú), saxophonist and composer Yosvany Terry set out to document a repertoire of sacred music and ceremony faithfully preserved since the 19th century.
Lecturer on Music and Director of Jazz Ensembles, Mr. Terry, blends contemporary jazz with the ceremonial music of Cuba and West Africa. His acclaimed 2014 album New Throned King, was nominated for a 2015 Grammy in the best Latin Jazz category. Mr. Terry talks about the field research and musical concept behind this monumental album. Mr. Terry recently released “Okónkolo” a new album with Bohemian Trio, in January 2017.
For more information on Yosvany Terry, click here