Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Proyecto Luz @ L.A.




Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl
An introduction to Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico through the vision of its youth

January 3, 2009
6-10pm
CompactSpace Gallery
105 E. 6th Street
Downtown Los Angeles

Art / Food / Music / Wine:

Latin sounds:
DomingoSiete
DJs:
Coleman & B+

Live painting:
Vyal One

$10 donation



Article about Project. We're on pg. 7:
http://insidemex.com/downloads/issues/imx22-issue.pdf

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Balance aka The Bay Area Mixtape King

Awesome track with some dope anime. I was checking out the rapper Balance aka The Bay Area Mixtape King and I came across this video. He just dropped, a new album, Golden State Warriorz, with a bunch of great West Coast artists.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Willie Colón

I spent the Holidays listening to the new Willie Colón album,EL MALO Vol II: Prisioneros del Mambo, so you know all is well. This is one of those albums that is a pleasure to own. Colon writes a great essay for the album explaining why fans had to wait 10 years for a new album. Go check out his website and for the time being enjoy some classic Willie Colón.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Charles Hamilton ‘Brooklyn Girls’


I recently found this video of Charles Hamilton over at uptownflavor.com. If you like what u hear go check him out on myspace

Friday, December 19, 2008

JOIN THE CALL TO RELEASE MUNTADAR AL-ZAIDI




You can join the growing international call for the release of al-Zaidi! Click here to sign a petition: http://www.iraqsnuclearmirage.com/articles/Zaydi.html
You can join the growing international call for the release of al-Zaidi! Click here to sign a petition: http://www.iraqsnuclearmirage.com/articles/Zaydi.html

By now, you've all seen the footage of the Iraqi journalist hurling his shoes at George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad this past Sunday. Click here to see a YouTube video of the event.

What has not been so widely reported are the words Muntadar al-Zaidi, a correspondent for Cairo-based al-Baghdadiya TV, shouted out. As the first shoe was thrown at Bush, he said: "This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog." And with his second shoe, which the president also dodged, al-Zaidi said: "This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq."

This bold statement also has to be understood in its cultural context. Showing the soles of your shoes to someone, let alone tossing your shoes at them, is a sign of contempt in Arab culture.

After throwing his shoes, al-Zaidi was wrestled to the ground by security personnel and hauled away. According to Democracy Now! this morning, "Muntadar al-Zaidi has been held without charge for over twenty-four hours and has been reportedly beaten in jail. His brother said al-Zaidi has suffered a broken hand, broken ribs and internal bleeding, as well as an eye injury. Earlier today, al-Zaidi was handed over to the Iraqi military command in Baghdad."

We urge you to join the growing international call for the release of al-Zaidi! Click here to sign a petition: http://www.iraqsnuclearmirage.com/articles/Zaydi.html
You can join the growing international call for the release of al-Zaidi! Click here to sign a petition: http://www.iraqsnuclearmirage.com/articles/Zaydi.html

By now, you've all seen the footage of the Iraqi journalist hurling his shoes at George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad this past Sunday. Click here to see a YouTube video of the event.

What has not been so widely reported are the words Muntadar al-Zaidi, a correspondent for Cairo-based al-Baghdadiya TV, shouted out. As the first shoe was thrown at Bush, he said: "This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog." And with his second shoe, which the president also dodged,  al-Zaidi said: "This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq."

This bold statement also has to be understood in its cultural context. Showing the soles of your shoes to someone, let alone tossing your shoes at them, is a sign of contempt in Arab culture.

After throwing his shoes, al-Zaidi was wrestled to the ground by security personnel and hauled away. According to Democracy Now! this morning, "Muntadar al-Zaidi has been held without charge for over twenty-four hours and has been reportedly beaten in jail. His brother said al-Zaidi has suffered a broken hand, broken ribs and internal bleeding, as well as an eye injury. Earlier today, al-Zaidi was handed over to the Iraqi military command in Baghdad."

We urge you to join the growing international call for the release of al-Zaidi! Click here to sign a petition: http://www.iraqsnuclearmirage.com/articles/Zaydi.html

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION EN MEXICO, PRIMERA LLAMADA!


Asian Dub Foundation se estará presentando en México en Marzo del próximo año. ADF acaba de lanzar su nuevo disco "Punkara".

Marzo 25 - Teatro Metropolitan
Marzo 29 - Zocalo de la Ciudad de México
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Asian Dub Foundation will be playing in Mexico next year (March). ADF just released their new album "Punkara".

March 25 - Teatro Metropolitan
March 29 - Zocalo de la Ciudad de Mexico

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Puto Cosa - Ho Je é Dia Iefe Discos


A friend sent me this video and when I googled the group I came up empty...
Anyone have any information about them?

LA FAMILY DUB AT THE COLOMBIAN PICNIC NIGHT @ MAS - THURS. 12/11

La Family Dub will be spinning traditional, rare and fresh Colombian tunes at the Colombian Picnic Night @ MAS.

"En Colombia hasta las piedras bailan."

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mónica Leyva




Chequen la página de Mónica Leyva, artista primordialmente textil experimental, altamente recomendable. Trabaja con germinados, bordados, tejidos y otras aplicaciones bastante interesante.

Check out the web page of artist Mónica Leyva, experimental textil artist, highly worthly to look out. She works with germinated, sewed and weaved pieces among other interesting stuff.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Help Wanted!




Hi Everybody,

I'm looking for some old speakers for an art project i'm working on, if you happen to be in NYC and have any or know someone that has any, let me know!

by the way, they don't need to work.

carlos@alvarezmontero.com

www.alvarezmontero.com

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pacas



Pacas by Wakal (a cover of Pacas de a Kilo from Los Tigres del Norte)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oakland, California

Photobucket

Photobucket

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NIPOMEX

Este japonés llamado Hiroshi lleva más de 72 días viviendo en la Terminal 1 del aeropuerto de la Ciudad de México. Solo ha salido una vez del aeropuerto y fue a visitar el Estadio Azteca. Las autoridades no pueden hacerle nada ya que su situación migratoria es legal (se chingaron) y el aeropuerto es un espacio público. Así que sigue gozando el D.F. Hiroshi.
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This Japanese dude called Hiroshi has been living in the Terminal 1 at the Mexico City airport. He left the airpot just once to visit the Estadio Azteca (Futbol stadium). The authorities can't do anything because his situation is legal) and the airport is a public place. So keep enjoying D.F. Hiroshi.
 

Pistol Valve - Pull the Trigger

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Jack Black & Alicia Keys. "Another Way To Die"



I love this song from the new James Bond movie, "Quantum of Solace" Sounds even better in the theater!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Gunfight" The Mighty Underdogs ft. MF Doom


The Mighty Underdogs are Lateef, Gift of Gab, and Headnodic of San Francisco Bay Area. Last month they released their album, Droppin' Science Fiction, which features Julian and Damien Marley, DJ Shadow, and much more.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

CHICHOLINA SOUND MACHINE THIS THURS. @ NUBLU (NYC)

Chicholina Sound Machine "a psycobilly, reggae, punk, world band" with DJ Emma Sound Sista and members of Gogol Bordello this Thursday Nov. 13 at Nublu (NYC).


Friday, November 7, 2008

PICNIC NIGHT @ MAS TOMORROW!

La Family Dub will be detonating a selection of gipsy, balkan and other middle eastern bombs tomorrow at the Picnic Night @ MAS. Be there!!!

Saturday, November 8 @ 10pm
MAS
244 NW 35 St.
Wynwood, FL





Thursday, November 6, 2008

Una opinión más

Han pasado día y medio desde que un jet, en el que viajaba Juan Camilo Mouriño, Secretario de Gobernación, falleció. Este accidente, está siendo investigado por autoridades nacionales con el apoyo de expertos estadounidenses. Las causas aun se desconocen, la gente en las calles comenta que no sería raro que alguien estuviera detrás de este desafortunado suceso. ¿Será el narcotráfico, o un enemigo político del actual gobierno federal? Sospecha, incertidumbre, saturación mediática. Las primeras planas de los noticieros y publicaciones impresas hablan del tema, pero nadie puede aún determinar qué fue lo que pasó exactamente. Seguramente habrá una explicación en torno a una falla mecánica o error humano, pero lo único que me pregunto es: ¿y si no fue así? ¿Hasta donde llega nuestra imaginación, temor y desespero? Sí esto fue o no producto de una operación orquestada por una fuerza oculta -o no reconocida-, es un hecho que la duda está sembrada entre nosotros. Este 2008 nos ha dejado pasmados viendo cómo la sangre se derrama de nuestros televisores, las imágenes de decapitados, mutilados y acribillados son muestra fiel de la crudeza con la que se ajustan cuentas en este país. ¿No somos los únicos, no somos los peores, pero de qué carajos nos sirve eso? Generalmente me he pronunciado en contra de la violencia, pero muchas veces mis interlocutores me dicen: Quieras o no, está presente...

¿Por qué motivo deberíamos de estar luchando?

Matando Güeros
Ya Basta
Resistencia Civil Pacífica
Ni una muerta más

En mayor o menor medida, muchas veces hemos alzado la voz a favor de una de estas causas...

Mierda, mierda, Solidaridad... ja

¿Será que ahora sí vamos a caminar?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cancelled


for reasons out our hands tonight show @ la Pregunta was cancelled at the last minute,

an apology to all of you that have being supporting LFD.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Día de Muertos @ La Pregunta, NYC



As every first saturday of the month La Family Dub will be djing the usual soundz from the tropical underground @ LA PREGUNTA ARTS CAFÉ (1528 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY) from 7 to 11pm, see you there!!

Como cada primer sabado del mes La Family Dub estará pinchando los ya clasicos sonidos del underground tropical en LA PREGUNTA ARTS CAFÉ (1528 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY), ahi nos vemos!!

VOTE

This print is part of Mackie's new work, an artist based in LA. Check out more of his work at Mutt's webiste. Vote!
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Este cartel forma parte del nuevo trabajo de Mackie, un artista establecido en LA. Chequen más de sus piezas en el site de Mutt. Vota!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"THE PROPHET" WANTS A CHANGE TOO

Capleton a.k.a 'The Prophet" also wants a change. Here is his song "People Want Change", listen to the tune as loud as you can! Cambioooooooo!
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Capleton ak.a. "The Prophet" también quiere un cambio. Aquí esta su rola "People Want Change", escuchenla a todo lo que da! Cambiooooo!

 

CONCRETO. GRAFFITI, SKATE Y DISENO

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Esta exposición está dedicada al graffiti y al skate, y cuenta con la participación de los siguientes artistas: Dear, Dr. Lakra, Herakut, Maclaim, Miego, Saner, Smithe, Usugrow y Yefcomo. Concreto, Graffiti y Diseño se está presentando en La Casa del Lago (México, D.F.) del 24 de Octubre al 30 de Enero del 2009. 

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This exhibition is dedicated to graffiti and skate culture, the artists featured in the exhibition are: Dear, Dr. Lakra, Herakut, Maclaim, Miego, Saner, Smithe, Usugrow y Yefcomo. Concrete, Graffiti and Skate is located at la Casa del lago (Mexico, D.F.) from October 24th to January 30th, 2009.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

RACHEL GOODRICH-TINKER TOYS

Rachel Goodrich is performing live tomorrow at The Vagabond as part of the release of her album "Tinker Toys", which hits the world on October 29th.


CONJUNTO PROGRESO DESCARGANDO

This Friday Oct. 24 Conjunto Progreso comes back to Transit Lounge with another descarga de sabor.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Canceled




lee scratch perry's NYC shows has been canceled...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

BLEK LE RAT SOLO SHOW

Blek Le Rat, the legendary street artist, is showcasing his new works in a solo exhibition at Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC from October 18th to November 15th. Also, his new book Blek Le Rat, Through the Walls is out, this book shows a unique view of his life and work.
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Blek Le Rat, el legendario artista de las calles, esta mostrando su nueva chamba en una exhibición individual en la Galeria Janathan Levine en NYC del 18 de Octubre al 15 de Noviembre. También su nuevo libro ya esta a la venta, el cual muestra una visión única de su vida y su trabajo.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Harlem School of the Arts

Dominic, Drums.


Joshua, Guitar.


Maris, Saxophone.



*More portraits from my current projecto on young musicians.

all photos © Carlos Alvarez Montero 2008.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Da Herbalizer

The Herbalizer will be in NYC with the full line-up on Nov 11 @ the Knitting Factory! the ticket is $12 on advanced and $15 on the same day!

SURFER RATS IN HAWAII

For a moment I thought it was a joke, but apparently not. I don't know if the rats had a good time but the photos are great. Click here to see all the pics.
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Por un momento pense que esto era una broma pero parece ser que no. No se si las rtas la pasaron chingon pero las fotos estan chidas. Hagan click aqui para ver todas las fotos.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

won kar wai



there's only the sun

a short firm from directr won kar wai for phillips new lcd technology

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

World Press Photo 2008

photo: Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for Newsweek




La WPP 08 se esta presentando actualmente ( hasta el 8 de nov) en el Museo Franz Mayer en la Ciudad de México. No se la pueden pierdan!


The WPP O8 is currently (until nov 9th) at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City. you can't Miss it!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Upsetter rocking the Big Apple



Good vibrations, good vibrations... in New York City

Lee"Scratch" Perry @ Blender Theater

Friday, October 24, 2008

127 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

you're under arrest 'cause you're the best!



Si me dieran a escoger quien me gustaría que fuera mi abuelo sería el Serge.
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If I would have to choose whom i'd like to be my grandpa that would be Serge.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

HARLEM OPEN STUDIO TOUR + TROPICALIZATOR AFTER PARTY W/ LFD THIS SAT.!!!

Join us at the Harlem Open Studio Tour where will be featuring the work from the following artists:

-GABRIEL SERPA (NYC)- showing a new series of oil paintings, plus a triptych in the form of an altar painting. (www.gabrielserpa.com)
-CARLOS ALVAREZ MONTERO (NYC) - showcasing his newest photo works. (www.alvarezmontero.com)

*Guest artists:

-GIOVANNA CHECCHI (D.F., MX) - Sharing the images from her latest photo projects. (www.giovannafoto.blogspot.com)
-Pedro Jimenez (GDL, MX) - Projecting some of his most relevant films & videos. (www.myspace.com/colectivomispolainas)

Oct. 4th (12pm - 6pm)
Oct. 5th (1pm - 6pm

615 W. 143 St. Apt. 44
New York, NY 10031
1 Train to 145
FREE
www.lafamilydub.com
AFTERPARTY (part of The Harlem Open Studio Tour 2008):

LFD Music selectors present...

TROPICALIZATOR - A musical overdose of covers, mash ups, remixes and weird versions of old and new world grooves with a tropi-flava. Selected by LA FAMILY DUB.

Favorite local Harlem spot, LA PREGUNTA ARTS CAFE 
1528 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY
8pm- until....
FREE
www.lapregunta.net

RESPECT!

LFD Crew

2 DE OCTUBRE

       Foto: Lennin Salgado

Después de la batalla. La masacre se había consumado. Imagen del 3 de Octubre.
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After the battle. The massacre has been consumed. Image from October 3rd.

Monday, September 29, 2008

PANIC'S NEW ISSUE IS UP




The new Panic Magazine Issue is Online now! the theme is Pirats! check it out!

Take a look at "al abordaje" (and the cover!) article with photos by me (Carlos Alvarez Montero) representing LFD! 


El nuevo número de la revista Panic esta  en linea! el tema es piratas! 

echenle un ojo a el articulo "al abordaje" (y a la portada) con fotos mias (Carlos Alvarez Montero) representando a LFD!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

NARCO MEXICO

BBC Mundo acaba de realizar un informe especial sobre el problema del narco en Mexico y como ha influenciado este fenomeno en la sociedad Mexica. Nuestro broder el Watchavato fue el encargado de ilustrar este interesante y detallado informe. Echenle un ojo. 
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BBC Mundo just developed a special report about the drug cartels problem  in Mexico and it's influence in the Mexican society. Our brother el Watchavato was in charge of the illustrations for this interesting and detailed report. Check it out. 


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

VIVA MÉXICO CABRONES!!!!!



El domingo pasado fue el Parade Mexicano en NYC, aproveche para hacer algunas fotitos, aquí van un par, en cuanto esten listas las demas las posteare.

Last sunday was the Mexican Parade in NYC, i was taking some photos there, here i post a couple of them as soon as the others are ready i will post them too.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

PUM PIMP JESUS


This is the video of the song Pum Pum from Lee "Scratch" Perry's latest album Repentance 
produced by Andrew W.K. Watch the video and you decide the title, we called it Pum Pimp
Jesus. Listen to the album, it's even crazier than the video.
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Este es el video de la cancion Pum Pum del nuevo album de Lee "Scratch" Perry llamado
Repentance, producido por Andrew W.K. Vean el video y ustedes decidan el titulo,
nosotros le pusimos Pum Pimp Jesus. Esuchen el disco, esta mas loco que el video.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dub Echoes



Directed, shot and produced by: Bruno Natal

Friday, September 19, 2008

Rock on!

Katya, Singer

Max, drummer


Acabo de comenzar este nuevo proyecto de retratos de jovenes musicos de todo tipo de generos, aquí van un par del primer shoot en The Paul Green School of Rock.


I'm just starting a new portrait proyect on young musicians of all kind of genres, here are a couple of the first ones from The Paul Green School of Rock.

http://alvarezmontero.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

ENAMORE AT ESTETHICA




Enamore is a UK fashion label creating clothing, lingerie and other accesories made from the finest organic and sustainable fabrics including hemp, cotton, bamboo, soya and silk. Enamore is part of the fifth season of Estethica at London Fashion Week. Estethica started as initiative to promote the best in British eco-sustainable fashion becoming the epicentre for London's ethical fashion industry.

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Enamore es una linea de moda de UK que crea ropa, lencería y otros accesorios hechos con las telas organicas mas finas como hemp, algodon, bambu, soya y seda. Enamore es parte de la quinta temporada de Estethica en el London Fashion Week. Estethica empezo como una iniciativa para promover lo mejor del eco-fashion convirtiendose en el epicentro de la industria del fashion ético de Londres.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

THE SWARM CUMBIA KLASH REMIX

Zuzuku and Blonde Phantom get together to create the new cumbianchero tune "The Swarm Cumbia Klash Remix". You can download this new track here:

https://www.yousendit.com/download/bVlDb3BJeDNCMTZGa1E9PQ

77KLASH / NOBLE SOCIETY
http://www.myspace.com/2sevenklash
http://www.myspace.com/noblesociety
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El Zuzuku y Blonde Phantom se juntaron y crearon esta nueva rola cumbianchera llamada "The Swarm Cumbia Klash Remix". Pueden bajar el track aqui:

https://www.yousendit.com/download/bVlDb3BJeDNCMTZGa1E9PQ

77KLASH / NOBLE SOCIETY
http://www.myspace.com/2sevenklash
http://www.myspace.com/noblesociety



UPROOT ANDY



I think my laptop is about to catch fire!! Uproot Andy has a new mixtape that I can't stop playing. Download for free, from his myspace page or just go listen to him spin at the Mehatana Bulgarian Bar in the Lower East Side.

FEATURED ARTIST: SANDRO DE PONTE

Momento Onírico

Amorcito Corazón

Marinero

Sandro De Ponte es un viejo amigo de LFD, un artista Mexicano que actualmente radica en Barcelona y que desde muy joven ha venido alimentandose de esa "rebeldía pictórica" como el la llama, encontrando un estilo y lenguaje propios. Sandro ha expuesto sus pinturas no solo en México sino en países como Francia, Espana e Italia recientemente. 
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Sandro De Ponte is an old friend from LFD, a Mexican artist established in Barcelona who at a very young age starts to feed himself with what he calls "pictorial rebelliousness", finding his own style and language. Sandro's work has been exhibited in Mexico, France, Spain and recently in Italy.

ROOTS OASIS

Roots Oasis is a weekly new reggae party that starts this Saturday at Naomi's Garden in Miami. Live music, beer at a reasonable price and a great selection of natural and fresh juices from the Nature Boyz. 
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Roots Oasis es una nueva fiesta reggae semanal que arranca este Sabado en el Naomi's Garden en Miami. Musica en vicvo, chela a precio razonable y una gran seleccion de jugos naturales y frescos de los Nature Boyz. 

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

THE DUALITY OF HUMANITY: NEW WORKS BY SHEPARD FAIREY

Attention San Francisco! Shepard Fairey's new work will be showcased this weekend via The Duality of Humanity exhibition at the White Walls Gallery. This solo exhibition includes more than 100 pieces which reflects Fairey's new optimism inspired by the political ideas of Barack Obama. 
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Atencion San Francisco! El nuevo trabajo de Shepard Fairey sera presentado este fin a traves de la expo The Duality of Humanity en la galeria White Walls. Esta expo solista esta formada por mas de 100 piezas que muestran el nuevo optimismo de Fairey inspirado por las ideas politicas de Barack Obama.

OLD MAN BEBO

Next Saturday you will have the chance to watch Old Man Bebo, a documentary film on one of the greatest legends in Cuban music Bebo Valdes. Directed by Carlos Carcas and produced by Fernando Trueba and Angelica Huete, the film narrates the life of this living legend since his beginning in Cuba until the international success he has achieved.

The screening of the awarded film at the Tribeca Film festival is next Saturday Sept. 13th, 8pm @ The Artime Theater in Miami. For tickets and more info visit WDNA's website.
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El proximo Sabado tendran la oportunidad de ver Old Man Bebo, el docu sobre uno de las leyendas mas grandes de la musica Cubana Bebo Valdes. Dirigido por Carlos Carcas y producido por fernando trueba y Angelica Huete, el film cuenta la vida de esta leyenda viviente desde sus inicios en Cuba hasta el reconocimiento internacional que ha alcanzado.

La proyeccion del documental ganador en el Tribeba Film Festival es el proximo Sabado 13 de Sept. a las 8pm en el Teatro Artime en Miami. Para boletos y mas info visiten el  site de WDNA.