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Feb 6 2023

Fandango at the Wall, Screening and Live Concert

Schoenberg Hall

Join filmmaker Varda Bar-Kar and Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra founder Arturo O'Farrill for a screening of the documentary Fandango at the Wall. The documentary, which aired on HBO in 2022, follows multi-Grammy Award winners Arturo O’Farrill and Kabir Sehgal, as they prepare to record a live album at the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The project is inspired by the annual Fandango Fronterizo Festival, which unites people on both sides of the Tijuana-San Diego border in a son jarocho gathering called a fandango. In preparation for the fandango Sehgal and O'Farrill travel to the remotest regions of Veracruz, Mexico to meet the masters of son jarocho, a 300-year-old folk music rooted in the land that combines African, Indigenous, and Spanish traditions.

Following the screening, the Conga Patria Son Jarocho Collective will perform music with special guest Arturo O'Farrill from their 2022 Grammy-nominated album Fandango at the Wall in New York.

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Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.