Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Festivales de Buenos Aires



This year, the films in this section depict different moments in the evolution of African-American music in its cradle – the United States. From the times when a musician could make a living playing on the streets or in a bar, if he was lucky, only to return to the factory when hard times came (Louie Bluie); to the heyday of swing, whose stars had a brief stint in Hollywood (Cabin in the Sky); from the battle for cultural and racial recognition that could bring trouble to a first-class performer (Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday); to explorers who sought new sounds for a new audience (Charles Mingus Live at Montreux); to the present, when jazz musicians can pursue a college education and have access to the most exclusive venues without losing their way (Keith Jarrett: The Art of Improvisation). A long road to be traveled in five days: this is the plan. We would like to thank Music Brokers Argentina for collaborating on the programming of this series.


Photographer Laura Tenenbaum was born in the city of Buenos Aires. She has been into photography since a very young age. She studied at the Foto Club Buenos Aires and the Asociación de Reporteros Gráficos. She attended workshops by Adriana Lestido and received a scholarship from CAECOPAZ (Centro Argentino de Entrenamiento Conjunto para Operaciones de Paz) to take a War Correspondent course in 2001. She has been working as a photojournalist for several newspapers such as Clarín, Perfil, La Razón and Popular since 1997. She works with many national and foreign musicians through both studio and live concert photography.