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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cubanoson: The Story

(Union City Artist Award Winner, Papo Ortega & his lovely wife, Rosa)

Catch multi-award winner Papo Ortega in this mini documentary about his life and his musical group, Cubanoson.

Son Cubano
40-4 Riverwalk Place
West New York, NJ 07093

New Cuban Cinema

The Bildner Center 30 years 2

New Cuban Cinema

55 Years of a Shared Dream

This event features the screening of three films followed by a conversation between Luciano Castillo, Director of Cuban Film Archives, and Professor Jerry Carlson, Bildner Center Senior Fellow. This event is a collaborative effort by the Bildner Center and the Havana Film Festival and forms part of the Bildner Center's Cuban Music and Arts Initiative.
Films subtitled in English
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6PM
The Graduate Center, Room C204/05

Films screened:
El Cowboy - Jesus de Armas
El Cowboy
Jesús de Armas|Cuba|1962|Animation|8min
A short animation that satirizes American Western films.
Corto de animación que satiriza las películas norteamericanas del oeste.
Now - santiago alvarez now-150x150
Santiago Alvarez|Cuba|1965|Experimental|6min
One of Álvarez’s most famous works, Now! discusses racial discrimination in the USA and includes mixed news photographs and musical clips featuring singer/actress Lena Horne.
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Historias de la Revolución
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Cuba | 1960 | Fiction | 81min
The first feature film after the Revolution was Gutiérrez Alea’s directorial debut, which reenacts three important episodes of the armed struggle. One of his least-known works, it depicts three stories about the fight against Batista’s dictatorship in 1950s Cuba: “El herido,” “Rebeldes,” and “La batalla de Santa Clara.”
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Monday, March 17, 2014

"Enamorado" Music Video

Lucio Fernandez releases a new music video "Enamorado", the title track from his hit CD released in 2010.

Lucio Fernandez performs "Enamorado", the title track from his CD "Enamorado" released in 2010 (available on iTunes).  Featuring Taylor Schramm, with Fernando Contreras, Larry Piscitelli, Luis G. Prieto, and Karina Popovnina.  "Enamorado" is written by Lucio Fernandez and Jorge Chiquillo, with musical arrangements by Gustavo "Chacho" Schartz and engineered by Luis Güell.  The video is produced by MeLu Films.  Directed, produced, and edited by Lucio and Megan Fernandez.  Filmed entirely on location in NYC/NJ. Available on iTunes.


Video Production Credits:

Lucio Fernandez
Taylor Schramm
Fernando Contreras
Larry Piscitelli
Luis G. Prieto
Karina Popovnina

a MeLu Films Production
Lucio & Megan Fernandez, Producers/Directors
Taylor Schramm, Choreographer
Luis G. Prieto, Choreographer
Megan Fernandez, Choreographer
Gustavo Marquez, Cameras
Saulo Diaz, Cameras
Jay Gonzalez, Cameras/Lighting
Lucio & Megan Fernandez, Editing
Ana Cecilia Unna, Stills
Francia Valenzuela, make-up
MeLu Communications Group, Press Representation

Special thank you to Manuel Suarez & Las Brisas Restaurant in Union City, NJ


CD Production Credits:

Lucio Fernandez, Executive Producer; Gustavo "Chacho" Schartz, Producer; Megan Fernandez, Assistant Executive Producer; Lucio Fernandez, Lyrics Jorge Chiquillo, Music; Gustavo "Chacho" Schartz, Music & Vocal Arrangements; Amy Smith & Lucio Fernandez, Lyrics "Maybe Tomorrow"; Ryan Socrates, Music "Maybe Tomorrow"; Gustavo "Chacho" Schartz & Jorge Chiquillo, Music "Choza de Amor"; Gustavo "Chacho" Schartz, Music "El Cuban Kid"; Gustavo "Chacho" Schartz & Lucio Fernandez, Lyrics "El Cuban Kid"; Gustavo "Chacho" Schartz, Background Vocals Lyrics; Lucio Fernandez (MeLu Communications Group), Publisher - ASCAP

Music Recorded @ Kaleidoscope Sound and Digital Boulevard Audio; Vocals Recorded @ Digital Boulevard Audio; Sound Engineers: Luis Damian Güell and Sal Mormando; Mixed & Mastered by Luis Damian Güell @ Digital Boulevard Audio

Musicians: Lucio Fernandez (Lead Vocals); Gustavo "Chacho" Schartz (Acoustic and Electric Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Cuban Tres, Minor Percussion, Background Vocals); Pablo Mayor (Piano and Rhodes); Naomi Bloch-Schartz (Keyboards, "Maybe Tomorrow"), Felipe Lamoglia (Tenor and Soprano Saxophone); Tomer Levy (Trumpet); Mauricio Herrera (Drums and Timbales); Pedro Martinez (Percussion); Antonio DeVivo (Drums, "Maybe Tomorrow"); Rolando De los Reyes (Background Vocals)