This event is free and open to the public - bring all your friends and family! No registration required.
7:00pm: Music The National Jazz Museum All Stars (Latin Jazz Tribute)
8:30 pm: Screening 'From Mambo to Hip Hop' (Dir. Henry Chalfant, 2006, 56 min)
From Mambo to Hip Hop packs into one hour the incredible history of a community that, despite the odds, fuelled a musical revolution. Anyone with a passion for the music that's emerged from the cultural melting pot that is New York will devour Henry Chalfant's film. Chalfant also directed the seminal graffiti documentary Style Wars. It's a privilege and a genuine treat to have access to this footage and these interviews. From Mambo to Hip Hop delivers a terrific insight into the post war jazz and mambo era and traces the evolution of music from salsa to disco to hip hop. This is a story rooted in the South Bronx and it's a tale told with both pride and passion.
Jackie Robinson Park
148th St. & Bradhurst Avenue
New York, NY 10039