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Say Brother; Percussions; Sixto Escobar talks about the cultural importance of folk music

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12/08/1978

In this clip Melvin Moore interviews WGBH Radio producer Sixto Escobar about the styles, techniques, and cultural implications of Latino music, in particular that of Puerto Ricans in New York City. Sixto talks about the similarities between folk music in Puerto Rico, and Folk music in the United States in the context of the cultural importance of the music. Overall the program explores the styles, techniques, and cultural implications of Latino music, in particular, that of Puerto Ricans in New York City. Program consists of two segments. The first is a special presentation of the film Percussion, Impresiones, y Realidad produced by Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, CUNY, and Third World Newsreel (which features the commentary of Dr. Frank Bonilla, Director of the Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, and footage of the Lexington Avenue Express music workshop, the 1975 Feria de Expresion Puertorriquena, and the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City). The second is an interview conducted by Melvin Moore with WGBH Radio producer Sixto Escobar, who comments on the film's content. Program includes a previously aired performance by "Orchestra Pabon," a Latin music band. Produced and directed by Barbara Barrow-Murray.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Percussions
Program Number

908

Title

Sixto Escobar talks about the cultural importance of folk music

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program explores the styles, techniques, and cultural implications of Latino music, in particular, that of Puerto Ricans in New York City. Program consists of two segments. The first is a special presentation of the film Percussion, Impresiones, y Realidad produced by Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, CUNY, and Third World Newsreel (which features the commentary of Dr. Frank Bonilla, Director of the Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, and footage of the Lexington Avenue Express music workshop, the 1975 Feria de Expresion Puertorriquena, and the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City). The second is an interview conducted by Melvin Moore with WGBH Radio producer Sixto Escobar, who comments on the film's content. Program includes a previously aired performance by "Orchestra Pabon," a Latin music band.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Orchestra Pabon (Musical group)
Puerto Rican Day Parade - New York City (1975)
Puerto Ricans--Music
Escobar, Sixto
Percussion, Impresiones, y Realidad (Motion picture)
Music--Latin America
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Contributors
MacKnight, John (Assistant Cameraman)
Carey, Nancy (Intern)
Moore, Melvin (Host)
Himes, Eric (Director Program Segment)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Assistant)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Vigneaux, Steve (Audio)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Percussions; Sixto Escobar talks about the cultural importance of folk music,” 12/08/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30DD9F2563A74262B5B10A6FBFD1F167.
MLA: “Say Brother; Percussions; Sixto Escobar talks about the cultural importance of folk music.” 12/08/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30DD9F2563A74262B5B10A6FBFD1F167>.
APA: Say Brother; Percussions; Sixto Escobar talks about the cultural importance of folk music. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30DD9F2563A74262B5B10A6FBFD1F167
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