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May 13 2022

Cornel West, Arturo O’Farrill, and Mariachi Los Camperos

Royce Hall

Cornel West, Arturo O'Farrill, and Mariachi Los Camperos headline in a concert celebrating the thirty-year history of musical interchange between UCLA and numerous musical organizations across Mexico.

The concert features a special presentation of Arturo O'Farrill's recent Grammy Award-winning album Four Questions, featuring the narration of internationally acclaimed philosopher and social activist Cornel West, and instrumentation by the UCLA Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, directed by O'Farrill, and UCLA Philharmonia, directed by Neal Stulberg. The concert also features performances by legendary Mariachi Los Camperos, directed by Jesús Guzmán, as well as a performance of Miguel Bernal Jiménez's Concertino para Órgano y Orquesta featuring UCLA organist Christoph Bull.

Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Latino Arts, the UCLA Arts Initiative, Friends of Jazz at UCLA, the UCLA César Chávez Department of Chicano and Central American Studies, and The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Arturo O'Farrill - Four Questions, featuring Cornel West

Dr. West's performance at Royce Hall is part of a residency at UCLA, as a University of California Regents' Lecturer. His participation is also sponsored by the UCLA Center for Latino Arts; the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, Darnell Hunt—Dean; Friends of Jazz at UCLA, Gloria Turner—President; Professor O'Farrill's UCLA research funding; the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies held by Professor Terence Blanchard; the UCLA Herb Alpert Endowment Fund for Guest Lecturers; the Gary Nash Endowed Chair in American History held by Professor Robin G. Kelley, the Ralph Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, and the UCLA Department of African American Studies.

Admission is Free!
Donations received with event RSVPs will support the UCLA Center for Latino Arts.

Early arrival is recommended for the live concert. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event.Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Royce Hall strongly recommends that all guests be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending any event.

Masking is recommended (but no longer required) for individuals who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines. While indoor masking is required for individuals who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines.
No food or drink is allowed in the building.