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La Guagua 47 Community Film and Arts Project Begins Its Journey

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Alba Martínez

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With the slogan ¡Móntate! (Get On!), emblazoned on promotional t-shirts for sale, the Guagua 47 Community Film and Arts Project officially kicked off on Tuesday, May 3rd in a preview and fundraising activity, held at the Taller Puertorriqueño. The activity was a joint initiative of the director of the Project, Alba Martínez, and the director of the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, Marángeli Mejía-Rabell. Both artistic-cultural entrepreneurs addressed the public to present their respective projects, talk about their cultural scope and thank the attendees for their enthusiastic support.

Tony Rocco Photography
Tony Rocco Photography

Food and drink could not be missing to entertain the attendees, who had the opportunity to enjoy a delicious buffet of Puerto Rican “picadera” and an assorted offering of beverages to celebrate the event in Latino style.

The group Los Bomberos de La Calle animated the event to the rhythm of the bomba and plena, which made everyone sing and many dance, both in the central corridor and in the outside patio of Taller Puertorriqueño, where they performed the formal acts of the presentation of La Guagua 47, followed by the preview of the Project film.

Tony Rocco Photography
Tony Rocco Photography

Following the success of this first stop, La Guagua 47 Community Film and Art Project will begin a varied calendar of artistic-cultural activities to engage and highlight the talent, diversity and contributions of Philadelphia’s Latino community.

When and where will the next stop be?

If you haven’t yet gotten on La Guagua 47, take advantage and do it at its next stop next Saturday, May 14, at Taller Puertorriqueño, where writers Francisco Font Acevedo and Julia López will offer a free workshop on storytelling: Get on La Guagua 47 and tell your story! In addition to learning about the art of storytelling, you will have the opportunity to share your own. Dare to participate and share with others the stories that enrich our Latinidad! For more information and registration details, see our events section.

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Alba Martínez

Alba Martínez, la fundadora de Ritmo Lab, nació y creció en Puerto Rico. A la edad de 19 años, se mudó a Washington D.C. para estudiar derecho en Georgetown, y se estableció en Filadelfia, donde tuvo una carrera exitosa como abogada de interés público, activista comunitaria, líder sin fines de lucro y ejecutiva de negocios.

2 Comments

  1. Avatar Mark
    September 10, 2022 @ 10:31 am

    Thanks for your blog, nice to read. Do not stop.

    • Avatar Alba Martínez
      September 20, 2022 @ 1:28 pm

      Thank you so much for your positive
      Feedback and encouragement! The journey continues!

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