Fandango at the Wall - Feature Documentary Film
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GRAMMY® Award Winner
The music won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Latin Jazz Album (2022)
Fandango at the Wall follows Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra founder/conductor Arturo O'Farrill to the remotest regions of Veracruz, Mexico, where he meets and jams with the masters of son jarocho. Son jarocho is 300-year-old folk music rooted in the land that combines African, Indigenous and Spanish traditions.
After Arturo's inspiring journey to a place where time seems to stands still, he and his orchestra join the masters of son jarocho at the border between the United States and Mexico for a son jarocho music and dance festival called Fandango Fronterizo (founded by Jorge Francisco Castillo).
The festival takes place simultaneously on both sides of the United States/Mexican border transforming this object that divides to one that unites.
With a poetic musical approach inspired by the son jarocho tradition, Fandango at the Wall reveals a Mexico seldom depicted, and delves into the current mass human migrations spurred by violence, poverty, and corruption.
Director: Varda Bar-Kar
Producers: Kabir Sehgal, Doug Davis
Executive Producers: Quincy Jones, Andrew Young, Carlos Santana
Wendy Cao Romero
Jorge Francisco Castillo
Yaratczé Hidalgo Sandoval
The Villalobos Brothers
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