Dear friends, family, and supporters,
We hope this message finds you well. This month, we invite you to join us as we break ground and prepare for the production of Salsa, un tumbao’ caribeño (Salsa, a Caribbean Swing) a feature-length documentary about salsa music and its roots in New York City.
Salsa, un tumbao’ caribeño narrates the history of Afro-Caribbean music, specifically salsa, in New York City. From the heart of Caribbean barrios to the streets of NY, Salsa focuses on the themes of migration, Black and Brown solidarity, immigration, and collective memory among others. One of the documentary’s main premises is to show how salsa not only became a successful "commercial" genre; but, also a global cultural movement -- one of humanity’s greatest expressions of intangible heritage.
Afro-Caribbean music and specifically, salsa, represent the realities, struggles, and dreams of multiple generations. Salsa never disappeared from the international spotlight and its popularity continues to grow through today. To know and tell this history we will interview a variety of emblematic musicians, percussionists, artists, and other figures in the world of salsa music. Help us to show the world a piece of salsa’s history, music, and spirit by contributing to this campaign today.
We are committed to storytelling rooted in Black and Brown communities in the Americas and beyond. We believe that culture (film, music, multimedia, and more) are vehicles for societal transformation and provide people with the opportunity to share our histories on our own terms.
We have put together an internationally based and diverse team with experience in film, television, radio, and other multimedia platforms. Our work collectively spans several decades with award-winning film, music, and multimedia projects. We are certain that this team possesses the skills and determination to produce this timely homage to salsa's music and history.
Funding a documentary film is no easy feat. With your contribution, we will secure rental equipment, make travel and housing arrangements, get our team on the ground, cover legal fees and licenses, as well as organize other critical logistics.
Shows of Gratitude:
Receive a public mention on our social media platforms (100 available).
Personalized Digital Salsa Postcard
We'll send you a personalized digital postcard from our salsa scouting library with your name and/or image.
Come hangout with the Director, key members of the crew, and other special guests for a virtual presentation about the documentary.
Join us for an on-line private screening of our film with the director, crew, and other special guests.
Signed Limited Edition Poster
Our director, crew, and special guests will sign a limited edition poster of the documentary for a select 10 contributors (10 available).
Special Mention in Film Credits
Receive a special acknowledgement in our film's credits for your contribution (8 available).
Receive a co-producer's credit with this level of contribution (5 available).
Thank you for your contribution. This documentary is only possible with your support. Your help will turn our vision into a feature-length film. Keep up to date on all of our socials and website for information about our project's development as well as post-production, film festivals, and screenings in the future. This is an exciting time and we’re moved that you have joined us.