Tonight is the next installment of the Musically Speaking Series at 7 pm: A series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street and WWOZ New Orleans (90.7 FM). Free admission and refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods Market. Cash bar.
Tonight’s FREE film screening is the legendary Latin music documentary, “Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa):”
On August 26th, 1971, New York City gave birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin music forever. That evening at the renowned Cheetah Nightclub, The Fania All-Stars hit the stage with a unique sound that would forever change Latin music. This film, shot all over Spanish Harlem in New York City, explores the musical celebrations of the city’s Puerto Rican population, and features Latin music greats like Ray Baretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Hector Lavoe, Johnny Pacheco, Bobby Valentin, and many more. The New York Times wrote, “If salsa is today a globally popular and influential dance music style, that is due in no small part to ‘Our Latin Thing.’” (1972, 102 min.)
Film screenings are FREE and currently hosted on selected Mondays at the New Orleans African American Museum (1418 Governor Nicholls St. in the historic Treme neighborhood). Once you enter through the main gates, go around to the back Carriage House (lovely property grounds, btw) until you see where the are doing the screening. Click these links for full details on the event & film:
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/391718700902609
On WWOZ: www.wwoz.org/events/209461
As always … here’s hoping to see you … Out & About!!!
Peace & Love,