Music Without Borders!
Over 50 artists gathered at the Tijuana-San Diego border for a fandango. We filmed a documentary, recorded an album, and wrote a book about the experience.
Follow New York City maestro Arturo O’Farrill, Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra founder, to Veracruz, Mexico where he meets up with the masters of a 300-year-old folk music tradition called son jarocho and then joins them for a historical music festival called “Fandango Fronterizo” that takes place simultaneously on both sides of the United States-Mexico border.
From executive producers Quincy Jones and Carlos Santana, “Fandango at the Wall” is inspired by the annual music festival called “Fandango Fronterizo” which unites people in son jarocho song and dance on both sides of the Tijuana–San Diego border.
About video event:
- Tuesday, Dec. 8th AT 7 PM.
- Register here for free tickets!
- When you confirm your attendance, you will receive an email from Indee.TV with a secure link to watch the movie. This link will expire a few days after you receive it. When you confirm your attendance, you will also get the login information for the panel discussion.
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- Q&A with the filmmakers behind the documentary feature FANDANGO AT THE WALL including director Varda Bar-Kar (from HBO and HBO Max)
In conjunction with the Afro Latin Jazz Foundation, we’re proud to present a free, private viewing of the acclaimed new HBO documentary Fandango at the Wall, which follows multi Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill and 50 other musicians as they prepare to record a live album at the US–Mexico border.
From executive producers Quincy Jones, Andrew Young and Carlos Santana, Fandango at the Wall is inspired by the annual music festival called “Fandango Fronterizo” which unites people in son jarocho song and dance on both sides of the Tijuana–San Diego border.
Before the recording, Fandango Fronterizo organizer Jorge Francisco Castillo took O’Farrill on an inspiring journey of Veracruz, Mexico, where son jarocho, the 300-hundred-year-old folk music combining indigenous, Spanish and African traditions originated.
As they travel to the remotest regions of the Veracruz coast, they meet legendary son jarocho musicians and artisans and recruit them for the upcoming festival. Their travels culminate at the annual border celebration, promoting peace, and celebrating unity. The film introduces the beautiful music of the region through intimate storytelling and captivating concert footage and serves as a powerful reminder of music’s ability to bridge cultural barriers.
The film stars son jarocho legends Patricio Hidalgo, Ramón Gutiérrez, Wendy Cao Romero, Tacho Utrera, Fernando Guadarrama, Andrés Vega, Martha Vega. It includes special appearances by MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter; CNN Historian Douglas Brinkley; The Villalobos Brothers; Grammy nominee Rahim AlHaj and Sahba Motallebi.
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