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Percussions
Program 908
Original Airdate: 12/8/1978

Subject Keywords
Music - Latin America
Music - Performance
Puerto Ricans - Music
Television broadcasting of films

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Escobar, Sixto

Corporate Names
Orchestra Pabon (musical group)
Percussion, Impresiones, y Realidad (motion picture)
Puerto Rican Day Parade - New York City (1975)

Program Description
Program explores the styles, techniques, and cultural implications of Latino music, in particular, that of Puerto Ricans in New York City. Program consists of two segments. The first is a special presentation of the film Percussion, Impresiones, y Realidad produced by Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, CUNY, and Third World Newsreel (which features the commentary of Dr. Frank Bonilla, Director of the Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, and footage of the Lexington Avenue Express music workshop, the 1975 Feria de Expresion Puertorriquena, and the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City). The second is an interview conducted by Melvin Moore with WGBH Radio producer Sixto Escobar, who comments on the film's content. Program includes a previously aired performance by "Orchestra Pabon," a Latin music band.

Producer
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Director
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Host
Melvin Moore

Guests
Sixto Escobar

Others
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Nancy Carey (intern)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Eric Himes (director - program segment)
Dick Holden (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (assistant cameraman)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Wil Morton (audio)
Chas Norton (lighting assistant)
John Plausse (lighting director)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
Steve Vigneaux (audio)
Conrad White (stage manager)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06120
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01541A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01541
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 1961-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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