Salsa 

A Latin Legacy

A documentary by:

An original idea by Angie Aguirre who has utilized her experience in covering Latin shows in London during the last decade, as well as her close relationships with promoters and artists who have come to the city.

Salsa music was born in the first half of the Twentieth Century as an expression of the different cultural rhythms that had come together in different parts of the world.

This documentary is an investigation that unites three of the major cities of the world: London, New York and Tokyo with a common relationship that is:

"Salsa as a cultural identifier"

About the Documentary

SALSA AS A CULTURAL IDENTIFIER

We have been fortunate enough to work with these amazing people to help tell their story of Salsa Music.

The strong presence of salsa music in other cultures is the result of these talented, incredibly skilled and creative artists. 

Jose Luis Seijas

Camilo Solinti Soler

Fernando KBSON

Amparo Rendon

Dj Will

Angelica Lopez

Andy Wood

Dominique Roome

Dorance Lorza

Dr Patria Roman

Eikel Venegas

Mika Takenaga

Ramiro Zapata 'Gabeto'

Luz Elena Caicedo

Jorge Martínez

Johnny Gee

Jesus Cutiño

Elpidio Alegria

Melvin Burns

Maria Zahouani

Monica Hernandez

Paula Mendez

Elder Sanchez

Omar Puente

Leoncio Caicedo

Oscar Martinez

Roberto Pla

Kai Imaisumi

Santee Hernandez

Saul Maya

Xiomara Granados

Saulo Gonzalez

LONDON

Alec Asgari

Gen Ogimi

Jimmy Bosch

Ryoko Ohara

Shiro Sadamura

TOKYO

NEW YORK

Wilmer Sifontes

Documentary Talent

BARCELONA

Joaquin Arteaga

Jesus Alemany

Carlos Mena

Dj Andy

Eddie Montalvo

Jose Pepito Gomez

Osmar Perrones

Ruben Blades

Ulises Beato

PANAMA

Roberto Delgado

Luis Eduardo Hernandez

CALI

MEXICO

Production Crew

Daniel Castañeda

DIRECTOR

Managing Director at DKD21 Media, has won awards as Imaginando Nuestra Imagen of the Colombian Ministry of Culture for the short Film, El Ascensor Terapeutico, Director of the documentaries Generation South I and II (2011) Brixton Riots 1981-2011(2012), Unemployment XXI Century and Cut it Out(2013).

Maria Florencia Smith

DIRECTOR NY

Masters at NYU in News and Documentary, some of her credits include award-winning films such Bad Frank and The Price of Silent.

Charlie Creed-Miles

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Is a British actor and writer know for The Fith Element (1997), Harry Brown (2009), King Arthur (2004), Peaky Blinders/ Netflix, Wild Bill Giki/Haji Netflix. ALFS nominee (2013) British actor of the Year.

Jimmy Bosch

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER TOKYO

One of the leading trombone players in contemporary Latin music. World Master Trombonist. Known as "El Trombon Criollo," Bosch has played with top-notch Latin groups as Ruben Blades and Son Del Solar, Mark Anthony, Eddie Palmieri, among others.

Angie Aguirre

PRODUCER

Over eighteen years of experience in media events and production & management roles, specialising in entertainment and corporate events with high-end brands. Also with experience as Producer, Assistant Producer, PR Manager and Events Producer.

Ellie Harwood

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Currently in her final year of studying Live Events and Television at UAL. Experience includes being Production Manger on short films and events.

Jonathan Stephens

PRODUCING CONSULTANT

PRODUCING CONSULTANT

Currently Producer for the Scranton Shakespeare Festival, he has also worked as management for Punchdrunk’s sell out show Sleep No More in NYC.

Camilo Castañeda

EDITOR & CAMERAMAN TOKYO

Digital Media Producer.

Director and Editor of the documentary E17 My Home. Creative Director at DKD21.

Sebastian Gaviria

CAMERAMAN 

Graphic designer, editor and cameraman at DKD21.

Lewis Hill

CAMERAMAN

Final year UAL student with experience in Corporate Filmmaking and Drama editing. Lewis has also had experience working on a BBC commissioned documentary.

Rebeca Ayala

BTS, STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

Trainee from Burgos University, Spain.

Why New York, London and Tokyo?

01

New York

In New York, Salsa music became a characteristic of Latin and Hispanic culture, which allowed it to differentiate itself from surrounding communities, and to be identified as an integrating power.

02

London

In London, Salsa music spread and became a dance culture with its own characteristics. In its infancy it linked to the story of one of the largest serial criminals in the country.

03

Tokyo

In Tokyo, Jimmy Bosch, one of the first Salsa stars, describes how this phenomenon developed in the antipodes of its origin, where Salsa music also has its own history.

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Get in touch!

Angie Aguirre

Producer

+44 7765 127098

info@dkd21.com

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