The Ark, Mauleon, and Grisman
Spark goes on a musical adventure, exploring Latin jazz, bluegrass, and music from the Jewish diaspora.
First, climb aboard The Ark, a project where musicians from around the world take six days in the basement of a divinity school to compose a new piece of Jewish music.
Then, meet pianist and bandleader Rebeca Mauleon, one of the leading ladies of Latin jazz.
Finally, visit with mandolin master, David Grisman, who blends new jazz and traditional bluegrass to create a thoroughly original sound.
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Catch up with pianist and bandleader Rebeca Mauleón, a leading lady of Latin jazz.
Witness nine musicians from around the world coming together to create a new piece of Jewish music in less than a week.
Meet David Grisman, who has helped revive American bluegrass while creating a new style of acoustic string music.
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