Bakoso: AfroBeats of Cuba
7:00pm, Wed Oct. 12 at the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center
What do “Está Rico” by Marc Anthony, Will Smith & Bad Bunny have in common with “Made For Now” by Janet Jackson x Daddy Yankee? They both high-jacked AfroBeats and did not give the genre’s origin props. Bakosó: AfroBeats of Cuba is a film that does the opposite, following DJ Jigüe to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find inspiration from the new sounds. He finds Afrobeats has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which itself is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Through stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.
See the documentary film Bakosó: AfroBeats of Cuba 7:00pm, Wed Oct. 12 during the 2019 Santa Cruz Film Festival.
Life After Life
Sun Oct. 13 at 2:30pm at the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center
When Sarah, Eneida, and Juanita join a dance outreach program for seniors, they catch the eye of a local choreographer who challenges them to create and perform an original modern dance in one week. As the recital approaches, the women struggle to overcome a range of mental and physical limitations. What they create, and their journey along the way, offers an intimate look at what happens to the creative process when every body dances. Life After Life is a poignant, surprising, and at times hilarious documentary about aging, ability, and artistic expression that shows it is never too late to explore the unknown.
See the world premiere of the documentary film Life After Life, screening with the short film All Who Wander Are Not Lost, Sun Oct. 13 at 2:30pm at the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center during the 2019 Santa Cruz Film Festival.
World Music and Dance Short Film Program
Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:00pm
Experience the world through the eyes of artists in these classical and modern dance and musical performances. These lively films feature tanbour makers and players in Nubia, the graceful choreography of Iranian wildlife set to music, modern dancers in San Francisco, and a once-in-a-lifetime journey into the music of Bach and the music of Ireland in County Kerry.
DIRECTED BY: Ibrahim Farag Ali, Egypt (15 mins)
HELISAD A ROMANCE FOR AN AGAMA
DIRECTED BY: Yousef Safari & Meysam Safari, Iran (30
DIRECTED BY: Kitty McNamee, United States (8 mins)
Northern California Premiere
FIRE & GRACE IN IRELAND
DIRECTED BY: Andy Zenczak, United States (19 mins)
World Premiere. Local film!
See our Music and Dance From around the World Shorts screening at the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:00pm, part of the 2019 Santa Cruz Film Festival.