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Fandango at the Wall - Feature Documentary Film

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Fandango at the Wall - Feature Documentary Film

Fandango at the Wall
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Grammy Nominee - The music is nominated 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

Featuring
Douglas Brinkley
Regina Carter
Wendy Cao Romero 
Jorge Francisco Castillo
Mandy Gonzalez
Fernando Guadarrama 
Ramón Gutiérrez 
Jacob Hernández 
Patricio Hidalgo 
Arturo O’Farrill 
Antonio Sanchez
Yaratczé Hidalgo Sandoval
Kabir Sehgal
Tacho Utrera 
Andrés Vega 
Martha Vega 
The Villalobos Brothers

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