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Co Hosting: Monica Rosales, Executive Director of DocMiami.org
Eloy Cepero is an avid music collector, historian, and TV and radio show host. His top rated “Grandes Leyendas Musicales” (Great Musical Legends) has aired nerly 200 shows on three different local tv stations. For the past 5 years, he has been hosting a radio show by the same name on WWFE, La Poderosa, Saturdays from 12 to 1 PM which, to date, has aired over 250 radio shows.
Since 2008, at the University of Miami Institute of Cuban and Cuban American Studies (ICCAS), Eloy heads a living history project, also named “Grandes Leyendas Musicales”, where once a month he interviews important figures of Cuban music before a live audience, about their lives, experiences and contribution to music. These interviews are preserved both at ICCAS and the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami for future use by anyone wanting to research the music, musicians and times.
His first published book, “Cuba 1902 – 1962, a Journey Through Postcards” was a best seller and was followed by “Cuba 1898 – 1915, a Journey Through Postcards”. His latest book “Tales of a Cuban Family from Bahia Honda to Iceland, Memories of a Pedro Pan,” has been well received and he recently collaborated with 30 other Cuban exiled writers, on “Cuba, an Epic Journey” depicting the rise of the Castro regime and the last 50 years of the Cuban exile in the U.S.
We’ll be discussing his latest work, “In Love With Bolero”
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Co Host: Monica Rosales of DOCMIAMI.ORG
Special Guest: Swami Ram Charran
Swami is a wise humble soul who has been practicing for more than 20 years as a Guru and Spiritual Guide to many people. To date he has helped more than 30,000 people changed their lives for the better through his teachings and his healing methods. He is the author of many books and publications, some of which are available at Barnes and Nobles and other popular bookstores worldwide. He is the first author to publish the English Hindu Astrological Calendar in the west called “THE HINDU PATRA” and the first to make it available to western bookstores. Through his deep studies of the Hindu Vedic Science, Swamiji has developed a Vedic Code of Science system that can identify each force in the universe and the way it affects our life from Birth to death and beyond. Through this Vedic Code of Science system, one can quickly assess within moments the answer to some deep soul stirring questions each of us have about life. Swami ji can answer such questions as: Who are you?…Why are you Born?…What is your Purpose on Earth?
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Co Host: Monica Rosales, Executive Director of DOCMIAMI.
Filmmaker Sheldon Schiffer, befriends several Havaneros whose relationship with the wall provides meaning and mental subsistence in very different ways. With a 16mm Arriflex camera of a nostalgic vintage, Schiffer invites his subjects to compose a portrait of their most meaningful view on the Malecon – one that symbolizes their station in life, both personally and politically. Each of his subjects, a poet-intellectual, a musician, two prostitutes, an aging historian, and three young students with time on their hands, each connect their personal ambitions and attitudes toward Cuba as they collaborate with the filmmaker to create a cinematic ‘portrait’ of the seawall, and ultimately one of themselves.
My co host: Monica Rosales of DocMiami the mover and shaker of DocMiami.og and the producers of Ghost Players.
In 1988, a very amazing thing happened in the middle of the United States. A Hollywood film company made the decision to use a small cornfield in Dubuque County in the state of Iowa, near Dyersville, to make a movie that is inspirational, entertaining and philosophical. Since the movie “Field of Dreams” has been produced, it has achieved international fame. Many organizations, companies and communities have used the term “build it and they will come” to provide impetus for major projects to move forward. The state of Iowa has used the small dialogue, which refers to Iowa as “Heaven” in many of its promotions, recalling the answer to “Is this Heaven?” which states, “No, this is Iowa.” A group of dedicated individuals carried the positive message and entertainment values around the world to tour, perform and spread a unique form of ambassadorship in various places in Europe, Asia and America. The “Ghost Players” represent the players in the Field of Dreams and have shared the joy engendered by the movie to delight thousands of people. American military bases have been the destinations for Ghost Player tours. United States soldiers, their spouses and children and support people came to the performances by the Ghost Players. The Ghost Players have been featured in Stars and Stripes, Newsweek, Baseball Weekly, ESPN and the major networks. In the “Field of Dreams” movie, the character played by James Earl Jones says, “This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that was once good, and it could be good again.” Mr. Jones and the Ghost Players disappeared into the corn. I know what happened to them. I have it on tape.
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Co Hosting: Monica Rosales from DOCMIAMI
MIAMI PUBLICIST TO THE STARS CARLOS ZAMBRANO & FITO ESPINOLA.
Fito is one of the hottest young guitarist and singers in South Florida. Of Guaraní Indians descendent, Espinola was born to a family of musical talents from Paraguay.
At the age of 14, he began to study at the Institute for Classical Guitar “Mangoré”
(Nickname of Agustin Barrios – The Greatest Paraguayan Classical Composer of all times), in Asunción.
In his high school years he sang and performed in festivals and cultural events, representing his school, all over the country.
At the age of 17, he formed his group called “La Bohemia”, where they mixed rhythms of traditional Paraguayan music with rock and new age. This was contracted to play in many different events within the country.
Later he formed part of a group by the name “Conjunto de Arpas y Guitarras Guaraní” where they traveled the country, also Argentina and Brazil.
At the age of 19, he went to Grand Caiman Islands to perform as “The Paraguayan Duo” with fella harpist Eugenio Leon for 4 years. Together they traveled various countries as Jamaica, Ireland, Bermuda and Panama. In the U.S., Espinola performed in St. Louis, Detroit, North Carolina, Las Vegas, Denver, just to mention a few.
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When accomplished and talented minds come together at DocMiami, amazing and splendid visions become reality. The legend lives on with our guest Tito Puente Jr. Blessed with his father’s talent and now available for your listening pleasure: Got Mambo? Now take a “1 Giant Leap” to Jamie Catto, Producer and Director of such film along with friend Duncan Bridgeman, shot and recorded in 50 locations worldwide. The 2nd TV series and CD, “What About Me?” nominated and receiving recognition to be aired on Channel 4 November 2010. John Kenworthy the Founder and Executive Director of Brick by Brick for Tanzania, an organization that builds pre schools offering young children a head start, a safe place and nurturing place to learn. Kenworthy is also the award winning author of the book “The Hand behind The Mouse” a biography about Ub Iwerks, the creator of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse. Last but not least, the woman who has been recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who in America and Marquis Who’s Who Among America’s Women, Monica Rosales. Rosales is the Executive Director of DocMiami International Film Festival at the City of Doral.
DocMiami International Film Festival
1 GIANT LEAP
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