Behind the Scenes Special with Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro on Thursday, Oct. 8

October 1, 2020

Taina Asili and Gaetano Vaccaro

Singer and songwriter Taina Asili and guitarist Gaetano Vaccaro, most familiar to local audiences as members of la Banda Rebelde, will share a behind the scenes look at the making of their latest music videos and documentaries during a free, virtual program offered by the Cultural Affairs Program at Hudson Valley Community College on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Asili and Vaccaro also will perform from their growing playlist that fuses Afro-Latin, reggae and rock during the program that will be live streamed from noon to 1 p.m.

During the workshop, Asili will discuss her process to write, direct and produce videos and films, and Vaccaro will talk about Sunangel Media, his film production company. Both will share news of their work as film educators to local youth.

Long-time activists for social justice, Asili and Vaccaro have learned how powerful visual media can be to effect social change. The two artists screened the just-released “Resiliencia,” a documentary filmed in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria that ravaged the island in late September 2017, at HVCC in October 2018.

Visit the college's events calendar to register for this free, virtual program.

More Information

Visit the Cultural Affairs webpage for a full schedule of fall 2020 cultural events.

Please email d.gardner@hvcc.edu for more information.

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