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Miguelito: A Song to Puerto Rico

Zubrycki, Sam
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In 1973, the eleven-year-old Miguelito was discovered singing in San Juan airport by the legendary New York record producer Harvey Averne. Within a year, he went from the slums of Manuel A Perez to recording an album with the finest salsa musicians of the time, to finally performing with Eddie Palmieri at Madison Square Garden in front of 20,000 people. Every radio station played some of his tracks, like Payaso and Canto a Borinquen. A year later, he had disappeared from public life. Reminiscent of Searching for Sugar Man, filmmaker Sam Zubrycki and legendary music producer Harvey Averne follow Miguelito’s steps to find him. Featuring incredible archival footage of NYC in the 70s’ and salsa performances from Papo Lucca’s La Sonora Poncena, Malo Malo and many others, this is a film that celebrates the musical and cultural depth of the Caribbean, as well as the music industry, but most of all, Miguelito’s life, music, and the world he inhabited.

Miguelito: A Song to Puerto Rico.

Pragda, 2020.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Harvey Averne

Originally produced by Pragda in 2020.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English, Spanish

Zubrycki, Sam, film director.; Averne, Harvey, actor.

Pragda (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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