“The Last Mambo” explores the past, present and future of the Salsa/Latin Jazz music and dance community in the San Francisco Bay Area. After the film screening, there will be a question/answer section with Rita Hargrave, director and Wayne Wallace, music director of “The Last Mambo.”
This screening is a fundraiser and profits and donations will go towards completion of the film.
“The Last Mambo” explores the past, present and future of the salsa/Latin jazz music and dance community in the San Francisco Bay Area. After the film screening, there will be a question/answer section with Rita Hargrave, film director, José Ruiz KPFA/KPOO radio, exploring the future of the Bay Area’s Latin music community.
This Friday! – The Last Mambo Screening and Salsa Dance Party with DJ José Ruiz.
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8pm Film Screening
9pm-9:20pm Panel Discussion with José Ruiz and Special Guests
9:20-11pm Dance Party with DJ José Ruiz (KPFA/KPOO)
Rita Hargrave – Director/producer/videographer
Reginald D. Brown-Co – Director/producer/videographer
Wayne Wallace – Music Director, composer/Co-producer
Actor/Dancer/Singer Michael Delorenzo – Narrator
Manuel Tsingaris – Editor
Rita Hargrave is an avid Salsa dancer, student of Afro-Cuban percussion and music history. This is her first feature film. According to Rita:
“The Last Mambo” was inspired by my first trip to Havana, a city overflowing with conservatories, theaters and museums devoted to the rich music and dance heritage of the Cuban people. My conversation with Olav Alen Rodriguez, a renowned Cuban ethnomusicologist, convinced me that the Bay Area Latin music community had its own diverse, ever evolving story that needed to be told.”
What is unique about our story? Wayne Wallace, composer, trombonist and musical director of “The Last Mambo said it best: “Everything we do here artistically is a hybrid. There is no one Cuban community, Dominican community or Puerto Rican community. We have the possibility for creating fresh new music here because nobody has to stay in any one camp.”
The musical companion of “The Last Mambo” is Salsa De La Bahia Vol I and Vol II, two double CD music compilations produced by Wayne Wallace and Rita Hargrave available on Patois Records.
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