The African Diaspora Film Festival (ADIFF) NY 2014 presents a screening of Arístides Falcon Paradi’s Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen, followed by a question and answer session. The screening and Q&A will take place on Monday, December 1, 2014, at 8:00pm at Room 263-Macy, The Chapel (525 West 120th Street) Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. The ADIFF runs from November 28 to December 14, 2014.
Description: Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen reveals the vibrant Afro-Cuban culture of the city. In addition, the film unravels the African and Andalusian origins of rumba and follows ordinary people and famous musicians through the dances, drums, and clave rhythm of the genre. By paying homage to the grand masters of the genre, such as Chano Pozo and his collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, the film takes us on a historical journey that traces the history of rumba in New York through the words and music of scholars, producers, artists and renowned musicians who continue to practice it today.
Directed by Arístides Falcon Paradi, 2013, Cuba/United States, Documentary, 101 min, Spanish, English subtitles.
For more information, see http://nyadiff.org/adiff-ny-2014-rumba-clave-blen-blen-blen/