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Ilan Stavans and Paquito D’Rivera on Jazz and Don Quixote
Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 11:00 am
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
(presented in English with translation into Spanish)
Sponsored by WDNA 88.9 Serious Jazz.
Ilan Stavans is an essayist, cultural commentator, and teacher known for his insights on language and culture. Stavans’ latest book, Quixote: The Novel and the World (W. W. Norton & Company; $26.95), is a groundbreaking cultural history of the most influential, most frequently translated, and most imitated novel in history, now celebrating its 400th anniversary. Jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera, the winner of fourteen Grammy Awards, is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. Letters to Yeyito: Lessons from a Life in Music (Restless Books; $15.95) is a fascinating tour of D’Rivera’s six-decade-long journey in the arts and a useful guidebook for aspiring artists everywhere. Join Stavans and D’Rivera in a free-flowing, thought-provoking conversation on improvisation and the lasting power of classics in music and literature.