Fandango at the Wall: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Organized by NEC’s Intercultural Institute, this panel discussion addresses a new film streaming on HBO entitled Fandango at the Wall.

About the Film:

“The goal of Fandango at the Wall is to bring the people of the United States and Mexico together through music.  Over 50 artists gathered at the Tijuana-San Diego border for a fandango. We filmed a documentary, recorded an album, and wrote a book about the experience.

“Fandango at the Wall tears down three types of wall: (1) physical walls, as we recorded musicians on both sides of the San Diego and Tijuana border; (2) musical walls, as we invited special guests from different musical traditions such as jazz, classical, Broadway, hip hop, san jarocho; and (3) recording borders, as we recorded both outside in the live environment and also in a recording studio.”

The film is being made available for those in our community who sign up for the panel discussion.

Film trailer | Film website

  • Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, panel moderator | NEC faculty & Intercultural Institute Director
  • Varda Bar-Kar, Director
  • Jorge Francisco Castillo, Founder, Fandango Fronterizo
  • Arturo O'Farrill, Founder, Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • Kabir Sehgal, Producer