Join us for some before and after-movie fun complementing selected screenings, featuring Carmen Alicia and Claudio Hevia performing a tribute to the Nueva Trova Cubana & Señor Bolivar spinning Reggae and alternative Mexican tunes.
With just 3 weeks till the start of the Sydney Latin Film Festival – our festival trailer will whet your appetite for all the great films and shorts we have on offer. Need help deciding on what to see and looking for a bit more of an ‘experience’? We’ve got something you’ll love – put one of our free Latin rhythms’ sound sessions in you diary!
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Sunday 7th September
Movie: Silvio Rodríguez, Ojalá (Spain), Documentary (70 min), starts at 6pm.
Post-film sound session: Live tribute to the Nueva Trova Cubana Enjoy the sounds of Cuba from the 1960’s and 70’s. Part of the general ‘roots revival’ of the time, following the 1959 Cuban revolution, a music movement emerged combining traditional folk music with reflections on the prevalent political and social changes – Nueva Trova Cubana. While some of its musicians were also influenced by rock and pop of the day (such as the Beatles and American protest artists like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez) come and experience a music defined by its connection with Castro’s revolution. Listen to the post revolution lyrics and sentiments brought to you by Carmen Alicia and Claudio Hevia.
Monday 8th September
Pre-film sound session: Alternative Mexican sounds 7pm Discover there is more to Mexico than Mariachi. Join us around 7pm, as we get in the Mexican groove with our resident DJ, Señor Bolivar. He’ll be spinning some alternative Mexican tunes, and getting us ready to enjoy the next generation of Mexico’s directors in our 5 short films fresh out of Mexico!
Movie: Shortcuts to Mexico (Mexico) (89 min), starts at 8pm
Tuesday 9th September
Movie: Songs of Redemption (Jamaica/Spain) Documentary (79 min), starts at 6pm.
Post-film sound session: Reggae sound scapes Bob Marley is said to have claimed the word Reggae came from a Spanish term for “the king’s music”. Let our resident DJ, Señor Bolivar take you on a journey through Reggae soundscapes after our 6pm Movie ‘Songs of Redemption’. A genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s and popularised by the likes of Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, Reggae incorporates some of the musical elements of rhythm and blues, jazz, calypso, African and Latin American music. Relax to the beat of Señor Bolivar, as he mixes his Latin roots will Afro-Caribbean rhythms.