How To Create A Rumba To Have Sneak Preview At Howl Festival

In honor of the Latino contribution to the growth and vitality of the East Village, Ivan Acosta’s "How To Create A Rumba" will have a sneak preview as part of the Howl Festival on Saturday August 30th at 4PM at the Pioneer Theater.

"How To Create A Rumba" is presently the opening film of the touring Latin Latin Jazz Film Festival component of the Smithsonian Institution’s "Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta" Exhibit on October 23rd in Washington D.C. which is on a four year, 11-city United States tour. The film will open theatrically this Fall.

"How To Create A Rumba" tells the story of the origins and evolution of Cuban music through conversations and performances by many prominent Cuban musicians, including Maestro Chico O’Farrill, Jose Fajardo, Juan Pablo Torres, Alfredo Valdes Jr., David Oquendo, Elena Burke, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Paquito Hechevarria, Malena Burke, Israel Kantor, Vicente Sanchez, Aguedo Valdes-Luna, Carlos y Marta, Ulices del Toro, Mirta Gomez, Nelson "El Flaco" Padron, writer Armando Lopez and the legendary Afro Cuban percussionist Candido Camero. A lively and loving celebration of a musical odyssey which moves from the west coast of Africa via Havana to the streets of New York and Miami, the film pays homage to the music's African roots and its various styles -- bolero, mambo, cha cha, salsa, and rumba. The rhythms and musical traditions of more than thirty countries and three cultures converged to create what is known as ‘Latin Jazz.’

The film premiered at the Miami Film Festival where the Miami Herald found it to be "Delightful absolutely entertaining." It has since showcased in Lincoln Center’s ‘Latin Beat’ series, the Empire State Film Festival and Cine Las Americas in Austin.

Ivan Acosta, best known for writing and directing the multiple award-winning play El Super, adapted into the indie hit of the same name by Leon Ichaso, has written and directed 8 plays and written 5 screenplays, in addition to his feature debut Amigos. His company, Latin Jazz USA, recently presented the musical tribute 50 Years Of Mambo In The USA at Town Hall in New York City.

For press outlets screener tapes are available upon request. Director Ivan Acosta is available for in-person interviews in New York and telephone interviews for all other journalists. Contact Hargrove Entertainment at (718) 657-0542 to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming theatrical releases include straight from New Zealand's S&M dungeons David Blyth's kinky new documentary "Bound For Pleasure" about dominatrixes and the BDSM scene; the world acclaimed Luis Eduardo Aute’s Goya-nominated animated feature "A Dog Called Pain" about artists, their muses and their dogs which had its US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival; and the Yugoslav Foreign Language Academy Award Entry "Three Summer Days" by the award-winning director Mirjana Vukomanovic.

Hargrove Entertainment is an international distribution and production company supplying programming to the theatrical, television, video, educational and new media markets worldwide.

The Two Boots Pioneer Theater is located at:
155 East 3rd Street (at Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 254-3300

F train to 2nd Ave
6 train to Bleeker St

Tickets: $9.00 adults, $6.50 seniors/children/students with ID

Peter M. Hargrove
Hargrove Entertainment Inc.
PO Box 750338
Forest Hills, NY 11375-0338
(718) 657-0542
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Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Chico O’Farrill, Jose Fajardo, Juan Pablo Torres, Alfred
  • Event Date: 8/30/2003
  • Subtitle: Documentary On History Of Cuban Music
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