Produced by Henry Chalfant, From Mambo to Hip-Hop chronicles the creation of the New York salsa sound and features the music and performances of such icons as Angel Rodríguez, Benny Bonilla, Bobby Sanabria, Bom 5, Carlos “Charlie Chase” Mandes, Clemente “Kid Freeze” Moreno, Curtis “Caz” Brown, David Gonzalez, Eddie Palmieri, Emma Rodríguez, Ray Barretto, Willie Colón, and many others. Money raised from the screening will to the UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery program to support Puerto Rico.
Check out this trailer for the film:
A benefit for Puerto Rico featuring a screening of From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale and a post-film DJ set by Manuel Blas will take place at the Old Dutch Church in Uptown Kingston, New York, on August 4 at 2pm. Suggested donations are $5, $10, or $20. For more information, call (845) 344-7309