South Arts Project; Rosewoman’s “A Function At The Junction”. November 11, 2021

A recipient of a 2021 South Arts Jazz Road Grant, Rosewoman’s Creative Residency Grant made it possible to curate and present a collaborative, multimedia event entitled
“A Function at the Junction: Ancestral Bridge, Musical Streams” / “Una Función en el Cruce: Puente Ancestral, Corrientes Musicales”.
As part of a unique community of musicians here in NYC with deep ties to both spiritually-based Cuban folkloric traditions and contemporary jazz, bringing together my New Yor-Uba ensemble, Francisco Mora Catlett’s Afro Horn and Román Díaz’s Rumba Ensemble was an opportunity to incorporate and stage the work of treasured co-creators who also highlight these traditions in unique contemporary contexts, This building of bridges between artists & cultural voices through live performance and documentation resulted in a 2-hour film that was recorded, edited and produced by Onel Mulet.

November 11 2021 at the Flamboyan Theater NYC.
Presented by Arts for Art.

*Francisco Mora Catlett’s Afro Horn

*Román Díaz’s Rumba Ensemble

*Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba

Moderator Frank Bell, Francisco Mora., Michele and Roman Diaz
With Arts for Art /Vision presenter Patrica Parker


Frank Bell and Danis Perez Prades


With Onel Mulet—sound and video engineer.
Francisco Mora’s Afro Horn