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Join us for a virtual moderated panel discussion with the filmmakers of Fandango at the Wall. Fandango at the Wall premiered on HBO in August of 2020, and tells the story of the Fandango Fronterizo, a music and dance festival that takes place at the US/Mexico border wall in Veracruz, Mexico. We will be joined by film director Varda Bar-Kar, film subject and pianist Arturo O'Farrill (also the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra founder/conductor), Fandango Fronterizo organizer Jorge Francisco Castillo, and film producer Kabir Seghal. All registrants will receive a link to watch the film ahead of the discussion.About the Film:Follows Multi Grammy Award winners Arturo O’Farrill and Kabir Sehgal, as they prepare to record a live album at the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The project is inspired by the annual Fandango Fronterizo Festival, which unites people on both sides of the Tijuana-San Diego border. This festival features son jarocho, a 300-year-old folk music tradition. Before recording, festival organizer, Jorge Francisco Castillo, takes O’Farrill and Sehgal on a tour of Veracruz, Mexico, where this musical mixture of indigenous, Spanish, and African traditions originated. As they travel, they meet legendary son jarocho musicians such as Patricio Hidalgo, Fernando Guadarrama, Ramón Gutiérrez, Wendy Cao Romero, Tacho Utrera, Andrés Vega, Martha Vega, Yaratczé Hidalgo Sandoval — and recruit many of these artists for the upcoming festival. Their travels cumulate with the annual celebration, promoting peace and celebrating unity. From executive producers, Quincy Jones, Andrew Young, Carlos Santana, the film introduces the beautiful music of the region through intimate interviews and captivating concert footage. Directed by Varda Bar-Kar.For more information visit:

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  • November 23, 2020 6:30 PM - November 25, 2020 12:30 AM Ended
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