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Sonorama! Latin American Composers In Hollywood at Barbican Centre

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Discover the Latin history of Hollywood, as we turn the spotlight on the Latin American artists that shaped the sounds of the screen. Since the very early days of film, musicians from across Latin America have been instrumental in creating the sound of Hollywood. Sonorama - a live concert accompanied by film - celebrates this legacy. From the Space Age sound of Juan Garcia Esquivel, whose orchestra was called Sonorama; to the Latin Jazz-tinged film work of Lalo Schifrin (Mission Impossible, Dirty Harry) and the beautiful boleros of Maria Grever to the under cover Latino Juan Manuel Cascales whose work appeared under the name Johnny Richards. Joining the dots is producer Camilo Lara (Mexican Institute of Sound) whose own most recent film work is in Pixar's Coco. He's joined by a host of special vocal guests, and a bold brass section for an electronic reimagining of the Golden Age of Latin American composers in Hollywood. Sonorama was conceived and curated by cultural critic and historian Josh Kun, author of The Tide Was Always High: The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles.

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Barbican Centre

Silk Street
+44 (0)20 7638 8891
Public transport:
Tube: Moorgate and Barbican Train: Liverpool Street

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