RUMBA CLAVE BLEN BLEN BLEN
Arístides Falcón Paradí | 2013 | USA | Documentary | 101min
Bronx Museum of the Arts
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SYNOPSIS
Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen is a song of praise to the musical genre of rumba in New York City. It reveals the vibrant Afro-Cuban culture of the city. In addition, the film unravels the African and Andalusian origins of rumba and follows ordinary people and famous musicians through the dances, drums, and clave rhythm of the genre. The film is a poem of color and music, bringing to the surface the symbolic religious cosmogonies of Bantu, Abakua, Yoruba and Arara traditions that have nourished it.

By paying homage to the grand masters of the genre, such as Chano Pozo and his collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, Rumba Blen Blen Blen is a historical journey that traces the history of rumba in New York through the words and music of scholars, producers, artists and renowned musicians who continue to practice it today.

RUMBA CLAVE BLEN BLEN BLEN es un canto al género de la rumba en la ciudad de Nueva York. También es un viaje profundo por la cultura afrocubana de esta ciudad. Desentraña los orígenes africanos y andaluces de la rumba. Fluye por sus bailes, sus tambores, su clave, su gente de pueblo como a la vez sus famosos exponentes actuales del género en sus espectáculos. Es un canto poético de color y música a sus cosmogonías simbólicas religiosas: conga, abakuá, yoruba y arará que la han alimentado.

Recuerda a sus grandes exponentes como el mítico Chano Pozo y su colaboración con Dizzy Gillespie. Es todo un recorrido por la historia hasta lo actual donde incluye estudiosos, productores, artistas, músicos de renombre, artistas internacionales que se han dedicado al género de la rumba.

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DIRECTOR
Arístides Falcón Paradí finished a feature length documentary film Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen (101 min) about rumba in New York City. It was screening at Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival (Sept, 2014) and 22nd Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), NYC, Dec, 2014. El Play (30 min) directed by Pablo Medina, a short documentary that he wrote and co-produced, was awarded Best Documentary Short Film at the Urbanworld Film Festival 2008 in New York. It also won the Excellence in Filmmaking award at the Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival in Cooperstown, NY. He has completed a script (Ashé Obanilú) and a novel (En clave blen blen) about the great conga player and composer Chano Pozo. His collection of poems Tantra Tanka was published in Spain (Madrid: Betania, 2003) followed by Japan (Tokyo: Fransudo, 2007). His book, La crueldad en el teatro de Matías Montes-Huidobro (2006), was published by the Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies at Boulder, Colorado.