Here you see PRIMERA DIVERSIÓN’s latest activities.
29 march 2019 LATIN CINEMA + LIVE MUSIC SPECIAL,
at Alabama Kino (on Kampnagel)
Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg
until 27th of march 2019!
Cine Latino + Live Music Special
– Hamburg Premiere of the documental “RUBÉN BLADES IS NOT MY NAME” (“YO NO ME LLAMO RUBÈN BLADES”),
warm-up and After Show Party with Hamburg`s 10-piece Salsa & Latin Jazz Bigband “PRIMERA DIVERSIÓN”
Latin American icon Ruben Blades was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970’s. His socially charged lyrics and explosive rhythms brought Salsa music to an international audience. Blades has won 17 Grammys, acted in Hollywood, earned a law degree from Harvard and even ran for President of his native Panama. He lives in New York, where he shares his life at home and on tour with the camera. Critically acclaimed director Abner Benaim takes us on a journey through Ruben’s 50 year career, revealing that Ruben might still have both musical and political ambitions. The film is a celebration of this living legend and his struggle to come to terms with his legacy. Panama 2018, Original with subtitles Spanish/ English A film by Abner Benaim. Produced by Apertura Films (Panama), Gema Films (Argentina) and Ciudad Lunar (Colombia) with the support of DICINE, INCAA, Ministerio de Cultura – Colombia, TVN, Copa Airlines y Caracol TV. World premiere in SXSW 2018 – 24 Beats Per Second. Winner of the Audience Award. Festivals: SXSW (USA), Ambulante (Mexico), Guadalajara (Mexico), BAFICI (Argentina), IFF Panama, DocsBarcelona, Seattle International Film Festival (USA)
PRIMERA DIVERSIÓN made its debut in July 2016 at the award-winning Cascadas music club in Hamburg. Since, the band had many inspiring in- and outdoor performances in Northern Germany. On stage, PRIMERA DIVERSIÓN performs as an international line-up with 3 solo singers, a 6-piece rhythm section and 8 wind players. With their salsa and latin jazz classics, PRIMERA DIVERSIÓN gets everyone on the dance floor – salsa-unexperienced audiences as well as professional dancers – into the mood of an exuberant Caribbean “rumba”. You can expect energetic wind voicings, paired with Latin American beats in unique arrangements and love of life! The multicultural big band offers a varied musical repertoire containing songs that have been exclusively arranged for this special ensemble and are more than enough to provide a full evening’s entertainment. PRIMERA DIVERSIÓN brings tropical atmosphere and summer feeling into the location.
Trailer “Yo No Me Llamo Rubén Blades” (Ruben Blades is not my name) on Vimeo A film by Abner Benaim (84′, 2018) Panamá, Argentina