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Film Screening

This film is presented in conjunction with the public performance of Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Special Guests Villalobos Brothers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. 

About the Event

Fandango at the Wall follows multi-Grammy® winners Arturo O’Farrill and Kabir Sehgal as they prepare to record a live album at the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The film introduces the beautiful music of the region through intimate interviews and captivating concert footage. The project is inspired by the annual Fandango Fronterizo Festival, which unites people on both sides of the Tijuana-San Diego border. This festival features son jarocho, a 300-year-old folk music tradition. As they travel, they meet legendary son jarocho musicians, such as Patricio Hidalgo, Andrés Vega, Martha Vega, and Yaratczé Hidalgo Sandoval, to name a few, and recruit many of these artists for the upcoming festival. Their travels culminate with the annual celebration, promoting peace and celebrating unity.  


Run time: 1h 32min 

Initial release: August 2020 (U.S.) 

Production Team
Director: Varda Bar-Kar
Producers: Kabir Sehgal, Doug Davis
Writers: Varda Bar-Kar, Kabir Sehgal
Executive Producers: Quincy Jones, Andrew Young, Carlos Santana, Kabir Sehgal
Cinematography: Matt Porwoll
Co-Producer: Marietta Ulacia
Editor: Luisa María Martínez Arcaraz 



Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts | Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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