Fandango at the Wall delves into the lives and music of the masters of a three-hundred-year-old Mexican folk music called son jarocho who join New York City maestro Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for the historical music festival “Fandango Fronterizo.” This festival takes place simultaneously on both sides of the United States-Mexico border transforming the wall from an object that divides to one that unites. Fandango at the Wall was filmed over a twelve-month period in the remotest parts of Veracruz, Mexico, at the Tijuana-San Diego border and in New York City. Featuring Regina Carter, Mandy Gonzalez, Fernando Guaderrama, Patricio Hidalgo, Tacho Utrera, and the Vega Family.
Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Kabir Sehgal
Ford Foundation & Miranda Foundation Grant Recipient