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Great Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz
Directors/Producers: Tony Succar and David Rousseau
Genre: Documentary
Program Length: 60 minutes
Broadcast Date: July 16, 2021 on PBS
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GRAMMY nominee Sheila E. hosts Great Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz which examines the variety of Latin American music with the “Raíces Jazz Orchestra” featuring two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning producer Tony Succar and musician, producer and educator Dr. Pablo Gil. Showcasing original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards, such as “Eye of the Hurricane” by Herbie Hancock and “Mas que Nada” by Jorge Ben, the film features GRAMMY-winning artists Richard Bona and Anaadi, among others. Location sequences capture the vibrancy of cities in the U.S., Peru, Spain, Brazil and Cuba.

A special co-presentation of Great Performances and VOCES

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