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ARCUB Festival - Jazz, Blues & More in Bucharest
But let's hear Abraham Burton explaining to us how is jazz from a New York perspective:
Artists and music are the reflection of our time.
Of course. Do you think that jazz is also a reflection of our time?
Everything is. Everything is reflected in our time and music is no different. You will discover that in music there are so many people connected with each other, from different parts of the world, with their thoughts and their perspectives. It's great.
Do you think that the future will also have jazz?
I think things are changing. Maybe blues will no longer be the way we know it, maybe jazz will no longer be the way we are used to it, how it was when we grew up with it, there will be different things, but it is expressive. And if people express themselves through it, I believe the future is going to be good. We can at least hope it will be. The young hold the answer. Make young people listen to music, to the history of music! This already happens in Europe, but in the United States - even though it is an American music form, of the blacks from America, it was created there - unfortunately they do not promote it to young people as they should. But thank God this happens in Europe, also in Asia and, for sure, in other places in the world. It is a positive thing.
Translated by Florina Sămulescu
MTTLC, Bucharest University