Free Harlem Screening July 11: Celia Cruz Took Her Magic To Africa
THURSDAY JULY 11, 2013
FANIA ALL STARS LIVE IN AFRICA w/ ELASTIC BOND - FREE!
RAIN VENUE: The Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, 16-20 Mount Morris Park West (southwest corner of 122nd street) ACROSS THE STREET FROM MARCUS GARVEY PARK
AFTER PARTY AT PRIME ONE16 STEAKHOUSE - w/ FREE DRINK! COMPLIMENTARY DRINK TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AFTER SCREENING. FANIA ALL STARS LIVE IN AFRICA w/ ELASTIC BOND, THURSDAY, JULY 11th 7:30PM to 10PM.
FREE! RAIN VENUE: The Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church, 16-20 Mount Morris Park West (southwest corner of 122nd street)ACROSS THE STREET FROM MARCUS GARVEY PARK
In 1974, during the heyday of the New York salsa explosion, the Fania All Stars were invited to perform in front of 80,000 people at a stadium in Zaire, Africa. Featuring exquisite performances by Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe and the All Stars' many other virtuoso players and vocalists, the concert was captured on film.
Unfortunately, this precious footage has been available only in substandard versions, quickly becoming a rare collector's item... until now.
Join ImageNation Outdoors, the Historic Harlem Parks Coalition Film Festival, the Latin Alternative Music Conference and Fania Records for a special screening of this digitally remastered treasure! Restored to its former glory, Fania All Stars Live In Africa captures a particularly soulful moment in the history of Latin music. Don't miss this one.