The Dominican Gagá as an Oral Traditional Performance

The Dominican Gagá as an Oral Traditional Performance is a four part short documentary where the cameras take the place of the audience from a narrative point of view of the tradition as a secular cultural manifestation in the Dominican Republic and New York City. It describes gagá social context in the bateyes of the Dominican Republic as well as the music, dance, instrumentation, lyrics, and social structure. The documentary illustrates the recent integration of Gagá from traditional to popular music in the Dominican Republic and New York City.

Directed and Edited by Willian Aleman

Written, directed and edited
by
WILLIAN ALEMÁN

Cinematography
JEREMY TRESSLER

Voiceover
MEGAN PAZNIK

Song courtesy
XIOMARA FORTUNA
Ella ta'i
Album
ELLA TA'I

Produced
by
WILLIAN ALEMÁN
JEREMY TRESSLER
KATHY LUKE
in collaboration with Gagá pa'l Pueblo

Duration: 22:00 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Video Format HD
Available for live screening in Blu-ray format

Please contact Willian Aleman through the e-mail contact form at the video gallery-showcase:
vimeopro.com/willianaleman/editor-showcase-studies

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