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From mambo to hip hop: documentary screening and Q & A by producer

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May 9, 2013

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Bronx Library Center

Please join us for a screening of the documentary "From mambo to hip hop: a Bronx tale."  The screening will be followed by a Q & A session by Elena Martinez, one of the producers.

From mambo to hip hop: a Bronx tale / directed by Henry Chalfant ; produced by Elena Martínez & Steve Zeitlin ; written by Henry Chalfant, Marci Reaven and Steve Zeitlin ; a co-production of City Lore, Inc., Public Art Films and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Latino Public Broadcasting. Originally produced in 2006.

An "hour-long documentary that tells a story about the creative life of the South Bronx, beginning with the Puerto Rican migration and the adoption of Cuban rhythms to create the New York salsa sound; continuing with the fires that destroyed the neighborhood but not the creative spirit of its people; chronicling the rise of hip hop from the ashes; and ending with reflections on the power of the neighborhood's music to ensure the survival of several generations of its residents, and, in the process, take the world's pop culture by storm"--Container.

Narrator, Hazel Medina ; featuring: Angel Rodríguez, Benny Bonilla, Bobby Sanabria, Bom 5, Carlos "Charlie Chase" Mandes, Clemente "Kid Freeze" Moreno, Curtis "Caz" Brown, David Gonzalez, Mr. and Mrs. Salsa, Eddie Palmieri, Emma Rodríguez, Jean Manuel Massenya, Louis Mercado, Luis "Trace" Otero, Luis "Track II" Mateo, Luis Chalusian, Orlando Marín, "Popmaster Fabel" Pabón, Ray Barretto, Sandra María Esteves, Tony "Peanuts" Aubert, Willie Colón, Rock Steady Crew, Dynamic Rockers.

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