March 12th – Mercedes Sosa: La Voz de Latinoamérica

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Published on Jan 21, 2014

Born in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina Mercedes Sosa was the daughter of a day laborer and a washerwoman. Sosa’s humble roots influenced her music, and her courage made her a leader against the dictators of Latin America during the 1960’s and ’70s. This intimate documentary reveals Sosa’s early life and her rise to worldwide stardom, explores the impact she had on music and politics, and covers the more than 50-year career of Argentina’s most famous musical artist. Sosa sold millions of records, performed thousands of concerts all over the world, and left behind an indelible legacy. Here was an artist whose work and life went beyond the borders of music to become one of the most influential — and loved — personalities of the 20th century.

Publicado el 21 de enero de 2014

Nació en San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, hija de un jornalero y una lavandera. Las raíces humildes de Sosa habrían influido en su música y su coraje que la hizo un líder contra los dictadores de América Latina durante los años sesenta y setenta. Este íntimo documental revela sus primeros años de vida, su ascenso al estrellato en todo el mundo, explora el impacto que ella tuvo sobre la música y la política; además destaca los 50 años de carrera musical y artística más famosa de Argentina. Sosa vendió millones de discos, realizó miles de conciertos en todo el mundo y dejó un legado indeleble. Aquí ha sido una de las personalidades más influyentes y amadas del siglo XX

Bringing the Community Together One Film at a Time & As Always, FREE!     ✴     Uniendo a nuestra comunidad una película a la vez, y como siempre gratis;

Thurs Mar 12 – At the Ossining Library’s Magnificent Budarz Theatre .  Screening Starts at 6:30; Seating Begins 6:15      ✴     Se encuentra en el magnífico teatro Budarz. de la Biblioteca Pública de Ossining.  La entrada empieza a las 6:15 y la proyección de la película a las 6:30.

Following the Film, Join Us for Conversation!  We’ve got Terrific Panelists as Participants. Take a Scroll Down.     ✴     Después de la película conversaremos del tema con excelentes panelistas que participarán en la conversación!

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Celebrated author Giannina Braschi, one of the most revolutionary voices in Latin American literature, is best known for the poetry epic EMPIRE OF DREAMS, the Spanglish classic novel YO-YO BOING!, and the radical work of dramatic fiction UNITED STATES OF BANANA.

She is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and has won grants and awards from the Ford Foundation, Reed Foundation, The Danforth, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture, among others.

She was a founding member of the Children’s Choir of San Juan, a tennis champion, and fashion model prior to becoming a writer.  She holds a PhD in Hispanic Literature and has taught at Rutgers, Colgate, and City University.


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Professor Christopher Albi has taught Latin American History at SUNY New Paltz since 2012.

A native of Canada, he received a B.A. (Honors) from the University of Manitoba and a JD from the University of Toronto. Professor Albi has lived in Mexico, Spain, New York City, and Austin, Texas, where he received his Ph.D. at the University of Texas in 2009.

While his research focuses on the history of law and justice in colonial Mexico, he teaches courses on modern Latin America, Argentina & Chile, Environmental History, and the History of Crime and Rebellion.

He first discovered the music of Mercedes Sosa, Atahualpa Yupanqui and other singers of the nueva canción while studying Spanish in Oaxaca, Mexico in the early 1990s.


AND ~ We’re thrilled to have the RAGING GRANNIES Joining Us to remind us of the Power of Song.

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The Raging Grannies … and Their Friends of Westchester County, NY

Part of a worldwide movement of women who use non-violence, song and humor to protest war, inequality, and environmental destruction while advocating for peace, justice, and sustainability on national, international and local issues so that our grandchildren, and yours, and their grandchildren, will have a better world to live in.


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