1. "El Coco". Los Pájaros del Alba

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    Realizacion Lindsey Cordero y Armando Croda (2009) Los Pájaros del Alba son un grupo de son jarocho emergente conformado por talentosos jóvenes del pueblo de Cosoleacaque ubicado en el sur de Veracruz, México quienes han estado en contacto con esta tradición musical desde niños y se han dedicado a la conservación y difusión de este genero musical. El son Jarocho se remonta a la época colonial y mezcla elementos españoles e indígenas combinando la danza zapateada y la poesía cantada. Este es el registro de la grabación de su primer disco El Galla producido por No Más Caimán y OZUmedia. Making Lindsey Cordero and Armando Croda (2009) A music grup of young talented musicians from Cosoleacaque located in southern Veracruz, Mexico who were born listening and participation in this musical movement have dedicated themselves to the preservation and proliferation of this music tradition. Son Jarocho originated in colonial times combining elements of Spanish and Indian tradition. The music combines tap dance and singing poetry. This video registers the recording of their first album El Gallo produced by No Más Caiman and OZUmedia.

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    • Creación Latente

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      A video that makes a register of a cultural program very interesting made by IMACP (Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura de Puebla). Talks by it self. I hope this cultural model reproduces it self in all mexican country. This program won the Price Government and Local Gestion: www.premiomunicipal.org.mx Un video de registro de un programa cultural muy interesante llevado a cabo por el IMACP (Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura de Puebla). Habla por sí mismo. Ojalá que este modelo cultural se reproduzca en el resto del país. El programa ganó el Premio Gobierno y Gestión Local - Un impulso a lo mejor del municipio www.premiomunicipal.org.mx

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      • La Mata

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        This is a video I made for a social project called "La Mata" which is now "La Ceiba Gráfica", only change name and location. It was made to give a better understanding to the project and the idea was to make a strong visual document that which tells about this huge project that now is going really well. It´s interesting the editión cause almost all the time goes with sounds, a very Alan Berliner edition style.

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        • FIRMES TEASER

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          FIRMES is an On Going Project that is starting from this point, a first approach to the Low Riders community in Bronx, NY. The "Firme Ridaz". The Firme Rydaz are a group of mostly undocumented Mexican immigrants and Chicanos who have left loved ones behind and come to the Bronx in search of better economic opportunities. They form what is often referred to as an urban tribe: a group of friends and family who live by their own rules, codes, and attitudes. The Rydaz mostly make a living working as car mechanics, in restaurants, construction, or as tattoo or airbrush artists. And they have one thing in common: they are incredibly nostalgic for their querido México. They miss traditions and family and all that remains across the border. They feel that maintaining closeness with their Mexican heritage is vital to their survival and they cling to their heritage as a result of being labeled illegal and having faced discrimination and racism from neighboring Black and Puerto Rican communities. Intensely proud of their Mexican heritage, The Firme Rydaz express their identity through art and design, decorating their skin, adorning their homes, motorcycles, bikes and cars. They almost always incorporate folkloric and revolutionary Mexican icons in their art and ink. Images of prehispanic Aztec figures, La Llorona, La Catrina, La Santa Muerte, Our Lady of Guadalupe are staples and favorites. To them, forming their own culture and community while maintaining their own traditions is refusing to adopt a minority, deprived or disadvantaged status. They live happy lives and maintain optimism, but they also face many difficulties. Because of the way they look, dress, and the multiple tattoos, the Rydaz are often thought to be gang-bangers. Some are former gang members who joined the pandilla to create Mexican public space in the Bronx and protect themselves from the violence of Black and Puerto Rican youth gangs in public schools and on the streets. But the group we are following do not consider themselves to be violent. They do not make a living from committing crimes. They do not want to be gang members. Those who were part of gangs when they were younger realized that path stretched straight to jail. The Firme Rydaz have built a new kind of community in the Bronx where they can express their identity and collective imagination and are respected and looked up to by the younger Mexican generations.

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          • Cumbre Tajín 2005

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            This a Video Memory of the event Cumbre Tajín in 2005, the first of the cumbres that we work in with collective OZU media. It was interesting the combination of graphics with video, we work very hard to get this, also because we had too much material from a 5 days all day festival. I like very much this video, I think that shows very well how this festival was.

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            • No tiene fin. Los Cojolites

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              This is a video register with 3 cameras in the main theatre of Coatzacoalcos, where the record "No tiene fin" of Los Cojolites was presented. An excellent son jarocho band, an amazing record, a very good friends. A very memorable moment. Cameras by: Lindsey Cordero, Damian Flores y Armando Croda. Audio Engineer: Yohualli Vargas. Edition: Armando Croda. Este es un registro a 3 cámaras en el teatro principal de Coatzacoalcos, en donde se presentó el disco "No tiene fin" de Los Cojolites. Una excelente agrupación de son jarocho, un disco increíble, unos buenos amigos. Un momento memorable. Las cámaras fueron: Lindsey Cordero, Damian Flores y Armando Croda. Ingeniero de audio Yohualli Vargas y montaje Armando Croda.

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              • Los Pájaros del Alba. El Gallo.

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                This is a video that documents the making of the record "El Gallo" by "Los Pájaros del Alba" from Cosoleacaque, Veracruz. My firend Yohualli Vargas produced the record with his own label called "Nomascaiman". I love this record and specially this song, moves something inside of my skin that I can´t explain. Is the only song that does that to me. Enjoy it. To see more of this band, visit this link: myspace.com/pajarosdelalba

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                • The paper in La Ceiba Gráfica

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                  This one of the ten tracks video DVD of "La Ceiba Gráfica" wich I made recently with Per Anderson. I enjoyed a lot working with him cause he has in mind everything he wants to reach. I love working that way. I also learned a lot from Per Anderson´s technic which he has been working on for more than ten years of investigation. In this video you can see how he makes paper in an ancient way using fabrics instead of recycling paper. This way you can get better paper and without any chemical. You can see the complete ten tracks in this youtube channel: youtube.com/user/ceibagrafica#p/a

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                  • Elaboración del papel / Making paper

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                    Realización: Armando Croda y Lindsey Cordero (2010) Este video retrata el proceso de elaboración de papel a base de toallas viejas recicladas de los hoteles, intentando rescatar una técnica antigua desarrollada hace 800 años, con el fin de producir un papel sin químicos más resistente y de mejor calidad. Per Anderson uno de los directores de la Ceiba Gráfica lleva al menos 10 años investigando esta técnica de elaboración del papel. Para más información consulte la siguiente pagina: laceibagrafica.org Making: Armando Croda, Lindsey Cordero (2010) This video portrays the process of making paper out of recycled old towels from hotels, trying to rescue an ancient technique developed 800 years ago to produce a stronger chemical-free and better quality paper. Per Anderson one of the director of La Ceiba Gráfica has dedicated at least 10 years researching this technique of making paper. For more information visit the following web page: laceibagrafica.org

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                    • XENIA RUBINOS Taster- "Help"

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                      This a video I just finished for the wonderful band Xenia Rubinos (keyboard) with Marco Buccelli (drums) and Adam Minkoff (bass). It was an amazing experience. This series is call "Taster" because there will be more tastes of the Xenia's new record called "Magic Trix" that just came out a few days ago. The video was recorded in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY this winter, with a 7D. From the debut album Magic Trix by Xenia Rubinos Video by Armando Croda, Brooklyn 2012 http://xeniarubinos.bandcamp.com/ http://on.fb.me/zkq0Ld http://www.armandocroda.com

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