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March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

With the health, well-being, and comfort of all as our top priorities, City of Asylum requires that our staff, artists, and all those attending an event be fully vaccinated. Please click here to learn more about our Covid 19 policies. 


AfroHORN is a 5-piece big band project conceived by drummer and composer Francisco Mora-Catlett. It is a coming together of masterful and highly-acclaimed musicians who explore the musical connections between the Caribbean, America, Africa, and Latin America. 

The original music draws from the metaphor of the Afro Horn, from writer and poet Henry Dumas’ short story “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” to explore and celebrate African cultures and their expressive, artistic, and political possibilities. 

Avant-garde cries of pleasure-pain, moments of soulful introspection, and densely interlocking rhythms all come together in the concert, illustrating the unity of African expression central to Mora-catlett’s ideology. It is an evening of Afro Cuban music, world music, and avant-garde jazz in a truly spellbinding and stirring set. 

Featured musicians: 

Roman Diaz: percussion 

Alex Harding: baritone saxophone 

Francisco Mora-Catlett: drums 

Sam Newsome: soprano saxophone 

Aruan Ortiz: Piano 

About your visit: 

Remember you can dine at the in-house restaurant 40 North before, during, or after the show. Please visit Open Table or call 412-435-111 to make a reservation. 

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March 27
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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City of Asylum
(412) 435-1110
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Alphabet City
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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