Film, Video On LOCation: Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet

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  • On LOCation: Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet


  • Concerts from the Library of Congress presents Dafnis Prieto's Si O Si Quartet with guest artist Christian Howes, on location at the new Atlas Performing Arts Center.

    Si o Si (0:54)
    Claveteo (12:40)
    Seven by Seven (18:37)
    Ilu-Uli (28:32)
    Spin (39:04)
    Mechanical Movement (46:57)
    3 Poems 1 Song (54:18)
    Just Go (1:04:15)
    clave/vocal improvisation (1:15:30)
    Trio Absolute (1:17:53)
    Blah Blah (1:27:39)

Event Date

  • April 24, 2010


  • -  Cuban-born composer and drummer Dafnis Prieto is unquestionably one of the important leaders of the New Latin Jazz movement. Prieto has wonderfully blurred the line between traditional Latin-jazz and twenty-first-century postbop, fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms and modern jazz harmonies. Prieto studied at the school of Fine Arts in Santa Clara as a youngster and later at the National School of Music in Havana. As a composer , he has created music for dance, film, chamber ensembles, and most notably for his own bands.
  • -  An Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Christian Howes is widely regarded as one of the premiere young jazz violinists in the world. Having worked with such wide ranging artists as Les Paul, Bill Evans, Greg Osby, Dafnis Prieto, and many more, his classical training and wide range as an improvisor prepares him to meet the needs of producers in a wide array of genres from classical, jazz, hip hop, pop, "world music", and more.

Running Time

  • 1 hours 35 minutes 58 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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