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El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of NY present: Film Screening and Musical Q+A of We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE

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El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York present a free screening of We Like it Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo as part of the Metro Mashup: New York Meets Havana series.Join us after the film for a special musical Q+A with Latin boogaloo legend Johnny Colon and Joe Bataan, and legendary NYC Latin Percussionist Benny Bonilla, moderated by Latin Jazz great Bobby Sanabria. We Like It Like That tells the story of Latin boogaloo, a colorful (musical) expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of New York City. From its origins to its recent resurgence, it’s the story of a sound that redefined a generation and was too funky to keep down. Through original interviews, music recordings, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images We Like It Like That explores this fascinating, though often overlooked, bridge in Latin music history. / El Museo del Barrio, en colaboración con el Museo de la Ciudad de Nueva York, presenta una proyección gratuita de We Like it Like That: La historia de Latin Boogaloo como parte de la serie Metro Mashup: New York Meets Havana. Únase a nosotros después de la película para una charla especial con dos leyendas del boogaloo Johnny Colon y Joe Bataan moderado por el maestro del Latin JazzBobby Sanabria . We Like It Like That cuenta la historia del latín boogaloo, una colorida expresión musical de las calles de Nueva York. Desde sus orígenes hasta su reciente resurgimiento, es la historia de un sonido que redefinió una generación y una era demasiado funky para detenerse. A través de entrevistas originales, grabaciones de música, actuaciones en vivo, baile e imágenes, We Like It Like That explora este fascinante, aveces olvidado, estilo historico de la música Latina.

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ABOUT THE FILM / SOBRE LA PELÍCULA

 We Like It Like That tells the story of Latin boogaloo, a colorful (musical) expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of New York City. From its origins to its recent resurgence, it’s the story of a sound that redefined a generation and was too funky to keep down. Through original interviews, music recordings, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images We Like It Like That explores this fascinating, though often overlooked, bridge in Latin music history, seeking to understand its context in the story of Latinos in America and its continued influence around the world today. We Like It Like That cuenta la historia del boogaloo, una expresión musical de los años 60, directamente de las calles de la ciudad de Nueva York. Desde sus orígenes hasta su reciente resurgimiento, es la historia de un sonido que redefinió una generación y que era demasiado funky para detenerse. A través de entrevistas, música, conciertos en vivo, bailes e imágenes, We Like It Like That explora esta conexión muchas veces olvidada de la historia de la música latina, y trate de entender su contexto en la historia de los latinos en América y su influencia continua en el mundo.

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SCHEDULE / PROGRAMA

6:00pm – 7:00pm Guests arrive / Los invitados llegan
7:00pm – 8:15pm: Film / Película
8:15pm – 9:00pm: Musical Q+A / Preguntas del público

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BIOS

Bobby Sanabria (Muscian/Moderator) is a master drummer, percussionist, and timbalero in the Afro-Cuban tradition. Drawing on all of the cultural roots of the African Diaspora in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America, he has become one of the foremost educators and advocates for Afro-Cuban and Global music. Raised in the Bronx (New York City), he grew up listening to Puerto Rican, Afro-Cuban, Soul, R&B, Funk and more. Bobby Sanabria is considered one of the foremost scholars of “la tradition” and was honored in 1983 with the National Endowment of the Arts grant as a Jazz performer and educator. He has written articles for “Modern Drummer” and “Highlights in Percussion” magazines; and is a regular columnist for the “Descarga Newsletter” and contributor to “New York Latino” magazine. Moreover, Sanabria has conducted clinics, lectures, and seminars throughout the world educating musicians and fans alike about the Afro-Cuban music tradition that informs much of Latin and Black American musical genres throughout the Western hemisphere. Bobby Sanabria es un maestro baterista, percusionista y timbalero en la tradición afro-cubana. A partir de todas las raíces culturales de la diáspora africana en América del Norte, el Caribe y América Latina, se ha convertido en uno de los principales educadores y defensores de la música afro-cubana y mundial. Criado en el Bronx (Nueva York), creció escuchando música de puertorriqueños, de afrocubanos, música Soul, R & B, Funk y más. Bobby Sanabria es considerado uno de los más destacados eruditos de “la tradición” y fue honrado en 1983 con la concesión de National Endowment of the Arts como intérprete y educador de Jazz. Ha escrito artículos para las revistas “Modern Drummer” y “Highlights in Percussion“; y es columnista regular para el “Descarga Newsletter” y colaborador de la revista “New York Latino“. Además, Sanabria ha realizado clínicas, conferencias y seminarios en todo el mundo para educar a músicos y aficionados sobre la tradición musical afro-cubana que informa gran parte de los géneros musicales latinoamericanos y Afro-americano en todo el hemisferio occidental.

Johnny Colón (Musician) is a pianist, trombonist, singer and composer. Born in New York City to parents of Puerto Rican heritage. He wrote most of the Johnny Colón Orchestra’s tunes. The bandleader behind the first boogaloo hit, “Boogaloo Blues,” a controversial song at the time for its chorus “LSD’s got a hold on me.” This album enriched by the soulful beat that gave birth to rock and jazz, shatters the conventions of ’60s orchestras. His exquisite musicality and solos shine throughout this recording. He released five albums over the period 1967-72, and in 1968 founded the East Harlem Music School, where he teaches workshops on the history of salsa and its interpretation. On January 2008, Johnny Colón returned to music world with the album “Keeping It Real”. Johnny Colón es pianista, trombonista, cantante y compositor. Nació en la ciudad de Nueva York de padres puertorriqueñas. Escribió la mayor parte de las melodías de la Orquesta Johnny Colón. El líder de la banda detrás del primer hit de boogaloo, “Boogaloo Blues“, una canción polémica en ese momento para su estribillo “LSD’s got a hold on me.” Este álbum enriquecido por el beat soul que dio origen al rock y al jazz, rompe las convenciones de las orquestas de los 60s . Su exquisita musicalidad y solos brillan a lo largo de esta grabación. Él lanzó cinco álbumes durante el período 1967-72, y en 1968 fundó el East Harlem Music School donde él enseñaba talleres en la historia de salsa y su interpretación. En enero de 2008, Johnny Colón regresó al mundo de la música con el álbum “Keeping It Real“.

Joe Bataan (Musician) is a Latin soul musician. Born in 1942 to African-American/Filipino parents in Spanish Harlem, Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. In 1965, he organized an existing band of high school musicians, declaring himself the leader of Joe Bataan and the Latin Swingers. His talent drew the attention of Fania Records. After signing with them in 1966, Bataan released “Gypsy Woman” in 1967 (the title track is a Latin dance cover of “Gypsy Woman” by The Impressions). He would, in full, release eight original titles for Fania which included the gold-selling “Riot!” In 1973, he inventively helped coin the phrase Salsoul, by making it the title of his post-Fania album, including “Rap-O Clap-O” which became an early hip hop hit. After his 1981 album, “Bataan II”, he retired from music-making to spend more time with his family and to work as a youth counselor in one of the reformatories he himself had spent time in as a teenager. He has since made a return to the music scene and tours regularly. Joe Bataan es un músico de soul latino. Nacido en 1942 de padres afro-americanos y filipinos en El Barrio, Bataan fue influenciado por dos estilos musicales: el latin boogaloo y el afro-americano doo-wop. En 1965, él organizó un grupo de músicos de una secundaria, declarándose el líder de Joe Bataan y de los Swingers latinos. Su talento atrajo la atención de Fania Records. Después de firmar con ellos en 1966, Bataan lanzó “Gypsy Woman” en 1967 (la pista del título es una portada de la danza latina de “Gypsy Woman” de The Impressions). En total, lanzaría ocho títulos originales para Fania, que incluía el muy premiado hit “Riot!” En 1973, inventó la frase Salsoul, convirtiéndola en el título de su álbum post-Fania, incluyendo “Rap-O Clap-O“, que se convirtió en un éxito de hip hop temprano. Después de su álbum de 1981, “Bataan II“, se retiró de la música para pasar más tiempo con su familia y para trabajar como consejero juvenil en uno de los reformatorios que él mismo había pasado en su adolescencia. Desde entonces ha hecho un regreso a la escena musical y esta de gira regularmente.

Benny Bonilla (Musician) whose  family moved to the Bronx from El Barrio. Growing up on Simpson St., he played music with other kids from the neighborhood who would also become involved with the Latin music scene–Joe Quijano, Orlando Marin, Hector Rivera, and Eddie Palmieri. As a conga player and timbalero he has played with José Curbelo, José Budet, Pete Rodríguez, Joe Panama, Vitin Aviles, and Eddie Forestier. He has performed in cities across the United States as well as in venues around NYC. He appeared In the film Badge 373 with Robert Duvall and Felipe Luciano. He retired from the NYC Parks Department.

Aurora Flores (Musician, writer, producer and activist). Raised in a musical family, she started as a classical musician playing violin, guitar and bass while singing in the school and church chorus before recording her first album at 15 with the Manhattan Borough Wide Orchestra. She was the first Latina editor of Latin New York Magazine in 1974 and later became the first female music correspondent for Billboard Magazine from 1976 – 1978 while singing in the bands of Cortijo & Maelo y sus Cachimbos and local groups. She attended the Columbia School of Journalism before breaking into mainstream journalism writing and reporting news for TV, radio and print before starting a family and her own PR agency, Aurora Communications, Inc in 1987. Aurora organized her own septet in tribute to the music of Rafael Cortijo and Ismael Rivera called Zon del Barrio featuring some of her own original compositions. Flores continues to write for various newspapers and magazines while teaching Latin music history and lecturing on the roots of the music. Aurora has written bilingual tunes for Dora, the Explorer and conducts tours of East Harlem in a cultural, political and socio/economic content and can be seen singing alongside Tito Puente in the Edward James Olmos Docudrama, Americanos, Latino Life in the U.S.; lecturing in the Bravo documentary, Palladium: When Mambo Was King and in the Smithsonian film accompanying the traveling exhibit: Latin-jazz, La Combinación Perfecta. Flores is currently working on a book based on her experiences in the Latino New York world.

Omar A. Dauhajre (DJ Shabbakano) is a Puerto Rican writer/editor, historian, and musician. Over the last decade, he has worked in the nonprofit sector in Boston and New York both in academia and in community organizations, where he has managed successful communications, social media, outreach, and development strategies. He was a founding and managing editor of Centro Voices, a magazine of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. Omar is also interested in community building through music and has hosted successful residencies as DJ Shabbakano in Puerto Rico, Boston, and New York with the Digital Guaracha collective. He holds a Master in Mass Communication from Florida International University, and a BA in History of the Americas from the University of Puerto Rico.

Mathew Ramirez Warren (Director) is a journalist and filmmaker from  New York City. He received a B.A. in history and English from the University of Michigan in 2004 and an M.A. from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in 2008. and has worked as a reporter, writer, editor and video journalist for the New York TimesNBC and Wax Poetics MagazineIn 2010, he began work on his feature-length documentary about Latin boogaloo music, We Like It Like That. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council of the Arts and a successful Kickstarter campaign, the film was completed in the fall of 2014. We Like It Like That premiered in March 2015 at the SXSW Film Festival and has since screened around the world at various festivals including Film Society Lincoln Center’s Sound + VisionAlta FidelidadAmbulante CaliforniaDoc’n RollIn-Edit Barcelona and the Urbanworld Film Festival where the film received the Best Feature Documentary award. The film was officially released in March 2016 through Saboteur Media and had its broadcast premiere on the PBS program America ReFramed last October. While working on We Like It Like That he launched his own production company, Muddy Science Productions, and since completing the film, has worked as an editor and producer on advertising campaigns for Tag Heuer, Avon and Emirates, and directed and produced promotional content for Fania Records and the Institute of International Education. He recently directed and produced a documentary short for Red Bull Music Academy, out now on Red Bull TV. / Mathew Ramirez Warren es un periodista y cineasta de Nueva York. Recibió un B.A. en historia e inglés de la Universidad de Michigan en 2004 y una maestría en la Universidad de Nueva York de la Escuela de Periodismo en 2008. Ha trabajado como reportero, escritor, editor y periodista de video para el New York Times, NBC y Wax Revista Poética. En 2010, comenzó a trabajar en su documental de largometraje sobre la música boogaloo latina, We Like It Like That. Con el apoyo del National Endowment for the Arts, el New York State Council of the Artsy una exitosa campaña Kickstarter, la película se completó en el otoño de 2014. We Like It Like That se estrenó en marzo de 2015 en el Festival de Cine SXSW y ha sido proyectada por todo el mundo en varios festivales, entre ellos el Festival de Cine de la Sociedad del Cine de Lincoln, Sound + Vision, Alta Fidelidad, Ambulante California, Doc’n Roll, In-Edit Barcelona y el Festival de Cine Urbanworld. La película fue lanzada oficialmente en marzo de 2016 a través de Saboteur Media y tuvo su estreno en el programa de PBS America ReFramed en octubre 2015. Mientras trabajaba en We Like It Like That lanzó su propia compañía de producción, Muddy Science Productions, y desde que completó la película, ha trabajado como editor y productor en campañas publicitarias para Tag Heuer, Avon y Emirates, y dirigióy produjo contenido promocional para Fania Records y el Instituto de Educación Internacional. Recientemente dirigió y produjo un corto documental para Red Bull Music Academy, ahora en Red Bull TV.

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Date:
March 31
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
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El Teatro @El Museo
1230 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029 United States
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El Museo del Barrio
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