The Soraya presents Fandango at the Wall—The Shape Shifter Sessions, a concert performance film featuring Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, recorded at the Brooklyn Shapeshifter Lab especially for, and produced by The Soraya. On April 28, at 4pm PST, the show will be available to the general public HERE.
Fandango at the Wall—The Shape Shifter Sessions features special guests Mandy Gonzalez, The Villalobos Brothers, and master Son Jarocho musicians who were recorded remotely in Veracruz and Tijuana. In the midst of a global pandemic, The Soraya and Afro Latin Jazz Alliance joined forces to produce this concert performance film, directed by filmmaker Taylor Krauss, this past November.
O’Farrill said, “We were supposed to perform at The Soraya in October  — you know why we were not there — but the beautiful people of The Soraya still invited us to do this performance and they graciously provided funding to bring this performance to you from Shapeshifter Lab — a sacred performance art space in New York City. This is a very brave moment for us, as we gathered 25 musicians in a very carefully controlled COVID free environment. We were very careful to provide safety protocols … you will see musicians taking temperatures, that the musicians are all wearing masks. The men and women of the Afro Latin Latin Jazz Band love what they do!…”
Find additional information at www.thesoraya.org/fandango
(Note for Soraya members: Fandango will have its world premiere Friday, April 23 at 7pm PT with a live interview with O’Farrill, exclusively for The Soraya members on its online platform powered by Vimeo as part of the Together Apart: Behind the Screens series at www.thesoraya.org/fandango.)