A Musical History of Latin New York City
A film by Sergio G. Mondelo
From barrio gangs and Spanish Harlem to the global success of salsa music, and from West Side Story to Steven Spielberg’s remake, this documentary retraces the extraordinary saga of Latin music in New York, which affirms its identity backed by up-tempo rhythms.
Through rich and often little-known archives and delightful interviews with artists and specialists who recount this caliente history and that of its participants, Nueva York: A Musical History of Latin New York City shows how these captivating rhythms served as tools to assert the civil rights of a monumental Hispanic community in an America that denied them.
Cast & credits
A film written and directed by Sergio G. Mondelo
Produced by Fabrice Coat & Constance Ortuzar
With the participation of d’ARTE France and the The Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC)