CNN Highlights "Fandango at the Wall" - A Documentary Film Featuring GRAMMY Winner Arturo O'Farrill & 60 Musicians Recording Album at U.S./Mexico Border!
CNN highlights the feature music documentary, FANDANGO AT THE WALL premiered on HBO in September 2020, and the poignant message of the film remains as relevant as ever. Directed by Varda Bar-Kar and executive produced by Quincy Jones, Andrew Young, and Carlos Santana, FANDANGO AT THE WALL follows multi-GRAMMY Award-winning musician Arturo O'Farrill and multi-GRAMMY Award-winning producer Kabir Sehgal who journey to Veracruz, Mexico to recruit master musicians for a live album recording at the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
At the heart of FANDANGO AT THE WALL is the "Fandango Fronterizo" music festival that takes place annually on both sides of the Tijuana-San Diego border. Jorge Francisco Castillo, who founded the festival, invites Sehgal and O'Farrill to Veracruz, Mexico to meet the masters of son jarocho, which is a 300-hundred-year-old folk music. With musicians on both sides of the US-Mexico border wall, the festival becomes a celebration of friendship and harmony transforming the wall from an object that divides to one that unites. FANDANGO AT THE WALL features remarkable and dynamic music that blends quintessential son jarocho songs with lush big band jazz arrangements.
The film was produced in partnership with the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.
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