Quest for Cuba: Questlove Brings the Funk to Havana

Presented by Okayplayer Films in partnership with Jill Newman Productions

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We Like It Like That - The Story of Latin Boogaloo
AMC 42nd Empire 25 - Theater 12 Sat, Sep 26, 2015 8:00 PM
Latin boogaloo is New York City. It is a product of the melting pot, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn. Starring Latin boogaloo legends like Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon and Pete Rodriguez, We Like It Like That explores this lesser-known, but pivotal moment in Latin music history, through original interviews, music recordings, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images.
Film Info
Release Year:2015
Production Country:Cuba
Daniel Petruzzi
Cast:Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson


Visiting Havana on a goodwill mission aimed to win the hearts and feet of the Cuban people, Questlove (band leader of The Roots and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), provides two nights of music to a packed house of young Cubans who came to hear him DJ at La Fabrica de Arte Cubano in April, 2015 - just a few days after President Barack Obama and Raul Castro sat down for their historic meeting at The Summit of the Americas in Panama. In the process, Questlove establishes himself as a (unofficial) US Ambassador of Music and Culture to Cuba.