The Last Mambo

The Last Mambo, a documentary which explores the past, present and future of the Salsa/Latin Jazz music and dance community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Profiles of salsa/Latin jazz musicians, dancers and D.J.s, promotional trailer, photographs, artwork, artists profiles, links to Afro-Cuban music websites, links to Salsa music and dance websites. Documentary to be release on Wayne Wallace's record label, Patois Records, spring of 2015.

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Mambo Goes to Hollywood

Hi all,

Time for another “The Last Mambo” update.  At the end of November I took my photos and my sales pitch for “The Last Mambo” to Santa Monica for the American Film Market.  I joined over 8,000 producers, film makers, distributors, actors, directors and distributors from 70+ countries who represent the global film industry who converge in Santa Monica every November for eight days of deal-making. Hundreds of millions of dollars in production and distribution deals are sealed every year on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production.

A wild ride–tons of people “taking meetings,” pitching stories and trying to close multimillion dollar deals. Of course the best deals went to the 3-D animated alien-vampire slayer-end of the world romantic comedies.

With a little luck and lot more work, I’ll be back there next year with a finished film,  a polished pitch and distribution deal with Netflix.

Cross your fingers and wish me luck.

Rita

The Last Mambo Party Tomorrow

What’s your best salsa memory? Jelly’s, Kimball’s, Cesar’s?  Guillermo, the ambassador of Salsa?

Bring your stories, pictures,  memories and dance shoes  to:

THE LAST MAMBO and BAHIA SON
When: Sunday, August 19, 4:30 pm
Where: Jazzschool, 2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704
Admission: $5-10 sliding scale
OPEN DANCE FLOOR AND MOVIE CLIP PREVIEW at 5:30 PM

The Last Mambo is a documentary film that explores the salsa/Latin jazz community in the San Francisco Bay Area from the diverse perspectives of dancers, DJs and musicians. The film traces the 60-year evolution of the West Coast Latin sound to show how the music and dance act as powerful force for community building. The film is still in production but come check out the latest clips.

Bahia Son plays Cuban son, salsa and Latin jazz for your dancing and listening pleasure. Bahia Son is: Rita Hargrave (timbales), Phil Montalvo (congas), Manuel Mejira (bongo/bell), Vicki Marinko (vocals and percussion), Tala Ibabao (vocals and percussion), Ahni Robinson (flute), Michael Commer (tenor sax), Kit Robinson (tres guitar) and Bob Camp (bass).

See you on the dance floor,

Rita