Saturday, February 12

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Fandango at the Wall - Music Without Borders

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Join the Hispanic Caucus, Global Black Caucus, and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) International during Black History Month 2022 for a discussion about HBO’s Fandango at the Wall documentary.

The documentary follows Grammy Award winners Arturo O’Farrill and Kabir Sehgal as they prepare to record a live album at the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The project is inspired by the annual Fandango Fronterizo Festival, which unites people on both sides of the Tijuana-San Diego border. Before recording, festival organizer Jorge Francisco Castillo, takes O’Farrill and Sehgal on a tour of Veracruz, Mexico, where this musical mixture of Indigenous, Spanish, and African traditions originated. Their travels finish with the annual celebration, promoting peace and celebrating unity. 

RSVP to the event to receive instructions on how to watch the documentary and the link to join us on Saturday Feb. 12th 2022, 11AM Eastern / 5PM CET to meet and discuss with Fandango at the Wall’s director Varda Bar-Kar, producer Kabir Seghal,  the founder of Fandango Fronterizo Jorge Francisco Castillo, and the founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Arturo O’Farrill.

The panel discussion & screening is brought to Democrats Abroad by Tiger Turn Productions and The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance International Office. 

Learn more about the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, the creators of The Fandango at the Wall, visit: https://afrolatinjazz.org/

“The border wall was behind us, the sun was setting over the Pacific Ocean, the crowd was yelling “Epa” and “Otra!”, and the band was grooving. Many of us were in tears as we took everything in. For a moment, we had helped to turn a symbol of division into a common space of peace and harmony.” 

Kabir Sehgal, Executive Producer & Producer

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Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Time

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