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Report on Film ‘From Mambo to Hip Hop’ ‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale’ is an hour long documentary that narrates a story about the inventive life of the South Bronx, starting with the Puerto Rican immigration and the acceptance of Cuban rhythms to form the New York salsa resonance; enduring with the fires that damaged the neighborhood, but not the innovative spirit of its inhabitants; accounting the ascending of hip-hop from the ruins; and finishing with reflections on the influence of the neighborhood’s songs to make sure that the endurance of a number of generations of its people, and, in the course, take the world’s pop customs by storm. ‘From Mambo to Hip-Hop’ dances all the way through the account of a region that took care of two musical movements: the mambo that developed into salsa and the hip-hop that cropped up from the most distressed days of the South Bronx. Created by Steve Zeitlin and Elena Martinez , who are principals in the New York ‘folklore group City Lore’, and directed by Henry Chalfant, who is a longtime speaker of the South Bronx who worked together on a documentary from the early 1980’s “Style Wars,” “From Mambo” dashes by, driven by tempo that varies through the decades. Mambo and hip-hop are the type of dissolving pot experience that New York stirs and heats. Their ancestry is African, refracted through the Caribbean and the town. In their early stages styles also replicated, and disregarded, the ghetto rank and economic worsening of the South Bronx. Mambo was instinctive, refined music that came out after the World War II as Cuban techniques were singled out by Puerto Ricans who blended with jazz musicians, and the Bronx turned into a night life Mecca. The revolutionary big band headed by Machito was labeled the Afro-Cubans,…...

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