As tribute to the legacy of Cesar Chavez, the farmworker movement, and the world premiere of Song for Cesar, an all-star group of extraordinary VIP guest musicians featured in this riveting documentary will perform an exceptional one-time Latin fueled rock concert.
Song for Cesar is part of MVFF’s ¡Viva el cine! initiative, a showcase of Latin American, Latinx, and Spanish-language stories, connecting audiences with a diversity of cultures, identities, and histories explored through the magic of cinema.
Entitled: “BRINGING FORTH SONG AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE,” group leader Abel Sanchez and eight of the Song for Cesar project musicians will perform music from the movie and more. The music is drawn from the original 2004 vision that inspired Abel (an original Fantasy Records label mate of CCR) and Jorge Santana (founder and guitarist of the band Malo) to write the lyrics and the music to Song for Cesar as a tribute to the legacy of Cesar Chavez, the farmworker movement, the United Farm Workers Union, and most of all the farmworkers and their families. Fans of San Francisco’s early 1970’s energetic Latin-soul-rock-powered music are going to be enthralled.
Proceeds will benefit Cesar Chavez Foundation, Sweetwater Music Hall Arts Fund, and the California Film Institute.