Latin dinner and documentary showing at SUNY Potsdam Sunday
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 2:55 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam will host a Latin dinner and screening of "For the Love of the Mambo," a documentary produced by Crane professor Marsha Baxter and co-directed by Doyle Dean.

The screening will be offered at a dinner Sunday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in Thatcher Hall.

The film features the Latin Grammy-nominated Mambo Legends Orchestra as its members work alongside La Garza, a student Latin ensemble based at Crane.

Sponsored by PACES, the event will kick off with a simple Latin buffet prepared by chefs Steve Maicco and George Arnold, followed by a screening of the film.

Taking place in New York City and Potsdam, the documentary traces the story of the Mambo Legends Orchestra and Tito Puente.

The veterans now reach out to a new generation of young performers from SUNY Potsdam's Crane School, who uncover the intricacies and essentials of performing this American art form.

The documentary is narrated by David Sommerstein of North Country Public Radio.

Tickets to the "For the Love of the Mambo" dinner and screening are $10 for all students, and $20 for the public. VIP tickets will be $40.

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