The music of AfroMantra goes to the big screen !

Manhattan, New York City

The music of the New York based Latin Jazz Experimental ensemble,
AfroMantra, from its critically acclaimed CD Uplifting Spirit is
feature in the new large documentary by Frank Rodriguez and Pedro Ruiz,
Animal Tropical Montral, this new documentary is devoted to one of
the most controversial Cuban writers living in Cuba, Pedro Juan
Gutirrez.

I am very proud and honored of being part of the soundtrack of Animal
Tropical Montral says the leader, drummer and composer of
AfroMantra, Alex Garcia, from his apartment at Hell's Kitchen in New
York City. I most definitely consider this a real honor! this
documentary is very well done! is interesting, fun, controversial and
portraits the philosophy and the life of this important and daring
Cuban writer, his books have been published in more than twenty
countries and translated to eighteen languages! paradoxically, his work
in Cuba has not been published and is virtually unknown for most of the
people in the island.

Another reason that makes me feel honored is to share the soundtrack of
the film with worldwide known composers and musicians like Paquito
D'Rivera.

Without any doubt this is a great opportunity for my band AfroMantra to
be more exposed in the world of films, even though the concept of my
band is still intended for Jazz festivals and concerts, as a matter of
fact, it is what we have been doing for the last six years, the music
that I write is very visual and a movie seems to serve also, as a
perfect vehicle to express myself.

To know more about AfroMantra you can visit www.myspace.com/afromantra

The World Premier of Animal Tropical Montral was on August, 29th
2007 at Le Festival Des Films Du Monde and is programmed to appear at
1ER PREMIO NACIONAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL DOCUMENTA 2007 in Caracas,
Venezuela 14-27 Sept.

Watch the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qlSYSDC-zA#GU5U2spHI_4

For further information please contact: AfroMantra Productions
212-977-4223
or to book AfroMantra in UK or Europe
contact lynne@amandalynnemusic.com
Tel 01270 628041 mobile 077 900 82523
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updated: 10 years ago