El Taller FIlms

Short Films about the El Taller Community

I lived around the corner from El Taller Latino Americano on the upper westside for many years and was fortunate to participate in a number of collaborations involving music, performance and film. Here is video and music from the years 2006 – 2010.

Here also is the page for clips from the La Grande Jatte Videos project. The film documents, via field recording,interviews and historical footage, the restoration of Eva Cockroft’s beautiful mural called Homage to Seurat: La Grande Jatte in Harlem.


The Last Days of La Rosita

December 28, 2006. Closing Night at La Rosita Restaurant on Broadway between 109th and 108th Streets. Performers: Abram Alberto Guillermo, Cardenas Ruben Isola, Bernardo Palombo   Shot and edited by Thomas W. Campbell

Length: 3:00       2006

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Music of Nueva York – El Taller Recordings

Dan Zanes recorded a number of the songs from his 2008 album Nueva York at El Taller Latino Americano

on the Upper West Side. The short film includes performances by Bernardo Palombo, Guillermo Cárdenas, 

Isidro Chavez, Ruben Isola, Dan Zanes, Colin Brooks, Saskia Lane, Jose Valdes, and many others.

Nueva York Sessions

El Taller Latino Americano


Length: 17:15   2007


Compadre Pedro Juan – Studio Live Session

Rehearsal and recordings for the CD 

¡Nueva York!

Dan Zanes & Friends  (2008)

El Taller Latino Americano

Winter 2007

Compadre Pedro Juan

performed by Dan Zanes & Friends 

Dan Zanes

Joaquin M Del Rosario

Isidro Chavez

Jose Valdes

Guillermo Cárdenas

Saskia Lane

Colin Brooks 



Length:  7:00   2007

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El Pescador Live

El Pescador From the album “Nueva York” Dan Zanes and Friends. 

Featuring Sonia De Los Santos and La Cumbiamaba Eneyé. Performed at the Bronx Botanical Gardens September 14, 2008

Camera by: Emmanuel Alexandre Jr. Thomas W. Campbell Steve Colon Christopher Figueroa Holly Leavy Bernardo Palombo

Directed and Edited by Thomas W. Campbell

Length: 5:30   2008