Fandango at the Wall by Kabir  Sehgal audiobook

Fandango at the Wall: Creating Harmony between the US and Mexico

By Kabir Sehgal
Foreword by Douglas Brinkley
Afterword by Andrew Young
Music by  Arturo O'Farrill  and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
Read by Kabir Sehgal  and Douglas Brinkley

Grand Central Publishing
4.23 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Multi-Grammy Award–winning producer and bestselling author Kabir Sehgal examines the relationship between the US and Mexico, accompanied by music from Grammy–winning musician Arturo O’Farrill and special guests, along with an extended foreword from historian Douglas Brinkley and afterword by Ambassador Andrew Young. It’s a history that has involved periods of great friendship with robust trade and loose immigration policies. But the US–Mexican relationship has also been beset by wars, drug trade, and human trafficking. And with the latest Trump-induced xenophobia towards Mexico, this book contextualizes how it is the latest swing in the up-and-down, two-hundred-year history between these countries. In a lyrical narrative reflecting on Fandango Fronterizo, an annual musical celebration held on both sides of the border wall, Sehgal addresses how the broken US–Mexico relationship has been repaired in the past and continues to adapt today. Fandango at the Wall provides clarity to the current debate regarding construction of the wall and America’s posture toward immigration. Sehgal and his artistic collaborators brought over thirty musicians from various traditions to the San Diego and Tijuana border to record a musical repertoire composed of son jarocho songs from Veracruz, Mexico, and Latin jazz. With these tunes accompanying a call-to-action narrative, Fandango at the Wall demonstrates how music can heal and provide a soundtrack for the United States, Mexico, and beyond.

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Summary

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A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Original Work

Multi-Grammy Award–winning producer and bestselling author Kabir Sehgal examines the relationship between the US and Mexico, accompanied by music from Grammy–winning musician Arturo O’Farrill and special guests, along with an extended foreword from historian Douglas Brinkley and afterword by Ambassador Andrew Young.

It’s a history that has involved periods of great friendship with robust trade and loose immigration policies. But the US–Mexican relationship has also been beset by wars, drug trade, and human trafficking. And with the latest Trump-induced xenophobia towards Mexico, this book contextualizes how it is the latest swing in the up-and-down, two-hundred-year history between these countries.

In a lyrical narrative reflecting on Fandango Fronterizo, an annual musical celebration held on both sides of the border wall, Sehgal addresses how the broken US–Mexico relationship has been repaired in the past and continues to adapt today. Fandango at the Wall provides clarity to the current debate regarding construction of the wall and America’s posture toward immigration. Sehgal and his artistic collaborators brought over thirty musicians from various traditions to the San Diego and Tijuana border to record a musical repertoire composed of son jarocho songs from Veracruz, Mexico, and Latin jazz.

With these tunes accompanying a call-to-action narrative, Fandango at the Wall demonstrates how music can heal and provide a soundtrack for the United States, Mexico, and beyond.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Award-winning author and producer Kabir Sehgal collaborated with renowned jazz artist Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in Fandango Fronterizo, an annual musical event held on both sides of the border between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. Historian Douglas Brinkley begins with a lengthy introduction to the project. Sehgal delivers his own fact-laden narrative in a steady voice as he discusses the history of U.S.-Mexican relations and the negative effects of the proposed border wall on the environment, culture, and trade. The wonderful music hovers faintly in the background at the beginning of each chapter; for more, jazz aficionados may wish to acquire the music CD. This timely project demonstrates the power of music to tear down walls between cultures.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Kabir Sehgal

Author Bio: Kabir  Sehgal

Kabir Sehgal is an author and jazz enthusiast. His books have been featured on CNN, NPR, and PBS NewsHour. He is a jazz bassist and a producer of a Grammy-nominated album. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 4.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English