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On Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., the Canisius College Department of Modern Languages, Sigma Delta Pi and Hip Hop Dance Crew will host director Henry Chalfant for a screening of his documentary “From Mambo to Hip Hop: A Bronx Tale”. The event will be held in the Language Resource Center, Old Main 314.

The film presents a panoramic view of the music that blossomed in the Latino community of the South Bronx from the late 1940s, when mambo burst onto the New York cultural scene, through the birth of hip hop in the 1970s. The film chronicles two generations that grew up, literally, on the same streets and both used rhythm as their form of rebellion. For the older generation it was the pulsating rhythms of Cuba; for their children it was the rhythms of rap.

The event is free and open to the public.

Please contact Dr. Richard Reitsma at for more information.

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associate, Modern Languages, Lit. & Cultures