When: Fri., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. 2014
AfroHORN is the group formed by legendary percussionist and former Detroiter Francisco Mora-Catlett, a veteran of The Sun Ra Arkestra and Max Roach's M'Boom. Although now based in New York, Mora-Catlett assembled a crack team of ex-Detroiters to be the horn section of the group, and added Cuban percussion master Roman Diaz to round out the drumming. AfroHORN is an outstanding example of Afro-Cuban collision with jazz, updated for the 21st century. The superb drumming and bottom-heavy saxes (two tenors and a baritone) keep the sound earthy and exciting, but never ponderous.
Price: $10, $9 for museum members