Musically Speaking – Our Latin Thing
Event: Dec 17, 2012
7:00pm - 9:00pm


Please join us for “Musically Speaking” with DJ Soul Sister – A weekly series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street, New Orleans African American Museum, Whole Foods Market, and WWOZ.  FREE Admission and Refreshments! Cash bar.  For more information, contact

Monday, December 17th at 7:00pm
by Leon Gast

On August 26th, 1971, New York City gave birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin music forever. That evening at the renowned Cheetah Nightclub, The Fania All-Stars hit the stage with a unique sound that would forever change Latin music. This film, shot all over Spanish Harlem in New York City, explores the musical celebrations of the city’s Puerto Rican population, and features Latin music greats like Ray Baretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Hector Lavoe, Johnny Pacheco, Bobby Valentin, and many more. The New York Times wrote, “If salsa is today a globally popular and influential dance music style, that is due in no small part to Our Latin Thing.” (1972, 102 minutes)

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