Learn about Music History

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, undergraduate students are invited to view “We Like it Like That,” a documentary that showcases the revolutionary musical and cultural phenomena known as Latin Boogaloo. Through original interviews, musical recordings, live performances, dancing, and rare archival footage and images, this film chronicles this lesser-known but pivotal era in Latin music history.  Forged in the late 1960s and early 1970s in New York, Latin Boogaloo is a unique fusion of English and Spanish lyrics combined with melodies and rhythms of Afro-Cuban, rock, R&B, and jazz. This creative insurgence provided social enlightenment and was an important developmental step for young Latinos in the boroughs of New York in search of their identities.

After the documentary screening, there will be a discussion with Mathew Ramirez Warren, film director, and Joe Bataan, Latin Boogaloo legend and featured musician in the documentary.  Ramirez, a native of New York City, is also a reporter and has been featured in the New York Times, NBC, and Wax Poetic Magazine.  Bataan, a native of East Harlem, is a pianist and vocalist and has released seventeen albums.

Please join us on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:30pm in Livingston Hall, Livingston Student Center for this exciting event.  To see a trailer and learn more about the film, view the website at http://www.latinboogaloo.com.