America’s Music/Film Series Presents “Latin Rhythms”
“Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop” is the theme of the sixth session in the America’s Music film history screenings and musical performances, sponsored by the Kirkland Town Library (KTL) and Hamilton’s Burke Library. The event is free and open to the public.
Clips from Latin Music USA: Episode 1, “Bridges” and From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale will be shown on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building. The clips will explore how mambo--the Cuban hybrid of traditional danson fused with syncopated Afro-Caribbean rhythms--migrated to New York City from Havana in the 1940s and broke social and musical rules.