Kicking off the 15th Annual Havana Film Festival New York, The Bronx Museum will host a screening of Los 100 sones de Cuba/The 100 Cuban Sones, followed by a special performance by Yunior Terry y Son de Altura. Music by DJ ASHO.
Winner of a Latin Grammy, Los 100 sones de Cuba/The 100 Cuban Sones follows the popularity and dissemination of the son musical tradition throughout Cuba. Using interviews with academic experts and community members, the film traces the familial and regional roots of this song style around the country and beyond. How has such a region-specific style defied borders? As one musician states with pride and happiness: "It's very authentic, and therefore it has been internationalized." Directed by Edesio Alejandro and Rubén Consuegra.
Produced in collaboration with Asho Productions and the Havana Film Festival New York.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Los 100 sones de Cuba/The 100 Cuban Sones Director's Biography
Edesio Alejandro Rodríguez Salva, was born on March 28, 1958 in Cuba. He is one of Cuba's most imaginative songwriters. While rooted in the musical traditions of his homeland, including conga, rumba, and son, Alejandro has incorporated such contemporary styles as funk, rap, and hip-hop. Initially studying classical guitar and composition, Alejandro has made his greatest marks since switching to the synthesizer and electronic programming. He has composed music for more than 60 feature-length films, short features, documentaries and cartoons.
The Havana Film Festival New York festival will run April 3-11, 2014. For more details on the Havana Film Festival New York visit http://www.hffny.com
First Fridays! are made possible with support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and The David Rockefeller Fund. Beer has been provided by Bronx Brewery. Generous support for Community and Outreach programs is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Booth Ferris Foundation.