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.
- 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