BETTO'S LATIN MUSIC 6 CD PACK - For a pledge of $150.00
1. BROWNOUT: Aguilas and Cobras
Latin funk band from Austin,Texas. High-energy music from a solid band with tight brass and rhythm sections. My favorite new group!
2. LOS CENZONTLES WITH DAVID HIDALGO & TAJ MAHAL: American Horizon
New recording from the Mexican-American roots music ensemble, in collaboration with David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and the legendary Taj Mahal.
3. LILA DOWNS: The Very Best of/ El Alma de Lila Downs
Lila's long-awaited compilation of her most popular songs, selected from her debut cd 'La Sandunga' to 'La Cantina', her acclaimed album of rancheras.
4. GNAWLEDGE: Granada Doaba
A celebration of the music and people of Granada, Spain, produced by a Fulbright scholar in 2008. An album rooted in traditional flamenco with a taste of the future.
5. GABRIELA TORRES: No tan distinta
Argentinian singer, composer and guitarist, Gabriela's music crosses and blends many different styles, including tango, milonga and bossa nova.
6. SARA TAVARES: Xinti
The latest recording by Cape Verdean singer-songwriter; an album filled with a lot of soul, passion and an amazing sense of rhythm.
MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE 3 CD PACK - For a pledge of $100.00 1. BROWNOUT: Aguilas and Cobras 2. LOS CENZONTLES WITH DAVID HIDALGO & TAJ MAHAL: American Horizon 3. LILA DOWNS: The Very Best of/ El Alma de Lila Downs
Gift DVD: Feature documentary "BREAKING THE MAYA CODE" DIRECTED BY DAVID LEBRUN - Pledge $75.00
Sunday October 4 at 3pm
The Los Angeles premier screening of
“Breaking the Maya Code”
A new documentary feature film by David Lebrun with original score by Yuval Ron
Screening will be followed by a Q&A with director David Lebrun and others involved in the production.
Location: Norris Theatre, University of Southern California, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles 90089
Enter the USC campus at Entrance 6, on Vermont Avenue at 34th Street
The two-hour film traces the history of the decipherment of ancient Maya hieroglyphic writing from the 16th century to the present. Shot at over 40 locations in nine countries, “Breaking the Maya Code” was completed in 2008 and over the past year has received five Best Picture or Best Documentary jury or audience awards at international film festivals. More information on the film is available at http://www.nightfirefilms.org/breakingthemayacode/