November 11, 2010
Created in 1960, the next edition of the Colombian festival will take place February 24 to March 3, 2011. My hope is that the festival becomes the international launching platform that our flourishing industry needs right now", said Wagenberg.
November 10, 2010
In total 20 programs were selected for funding among them the project El Jardín (pictured) by Natalia Almada (Al Otro Lado and El General); The Arizona Project by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini; and Precious Knowledge by Eren Isabel McGinnis and Ari Luis Palos. "We are proud to support such a wide range of important topics, from gay teens in Los Angeles, to the struggles over the curriculum and immigrant rights in Arizona, the historial significance of Cesar Chavez and the cultural legacy of Puerto Ricans and Cubans", said Patricia Boero, Executive Director of Latino Public Broadcasting. For the conplete list of funding recipients visit LPB's website.
November 8, 2010
Hailed by the Huffington Post as "a brilliant overview of the incursion of Brazilian music worldwide" Beyond Ipanema had its world premiere at the "Premiere Brazil" Film Festival at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 2009 and since then it has been screened in prominent venues such as the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Beyond Ipanema surveys the Brazilian music experience outside of Brazil, through interviews with David Byrne, Devendra Banhart, M.I.A., Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Seu Jorge, Thievery Corporation, Bebel Gilberto, CSS, Creed Taylor and many others.
The New York screening, sponsored by the local Consulate General of Brazil and co-presented by Cinema Tropical, was followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers and special guests Dana Monteiro head of the Frederick Douglass Academy's Harlem Samba program, and Joel Oliveira from the Tropicália in Furs store, both of whom are featured in the film.
Pictured (from left to right): Dana Monteiro, Béco Dranoff, Joel Oliveira, Guto Barra, and Cinema Tropical's Carlos A. Gutiérrez. Photo by Evangeline Kim.