Yusef Abdul Lateef (born William Emanuel Huddleston; October 9, 1920 – December 23, 2013) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community after his conversion to the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam in 1950. Although Lateef's main instruments were the tenor saxophone and flute, he also played oboe and bassoon, both rare in jazz, and also used a number of non-western instruments such as the bamboo flute, shanai, shofar, xun, arghul and koto.
Muslim Roots, US Blues. This article has some fascinating information about the connection between traditional West African religious music and the blues that developed among slave in the the new world. Accessed 8/3
Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) Maori Toki by master artist Tyson Lynes. The toki is the blade of and adze with which the great war canoes were carved from giant trees so is said to represent a crafts person or artist. www.boneart.co.nz
MUNDO ALAS è un “road movie”. Un viaggio iniziato da un gruppo di giovani artisti emergenti, che ci mostrano la loro arte insieme alla voce, il talento e l’esperienza di León Gieco lungo un tour che attraversa diverse province argentine. Musicisti, cantanti, ballerini e pittori, tutti grandi artisti con diverse disabilità nell’esprimersi e comunicare la loro visione del mondo: ciò che li preoccupa, incoraggia e ispira diventa un film che unisce la musica, la danza e la pittura.