Camilo Nu is a talented guitarist from Mexico who is propelled on a journey to search the roots of the traditional music of Veracruz know as Son Jarocho, a Mexican music that has been recognized as having Spanish and African influences. Camilo travels through Southern Spain and North Africa to collaborate musically with the local genres in order to discover what similarities still exist, and as his journey gets further from home he is unexpectedly confronted with his own fragmented African heritage that he inherited through his absent father. Camilo’s journey takes on a whole new meaning as he travels deep into the African roots of Son Jarocho and, inevitably, his own identity.
New York: Nov. 10 at Maysles Cinema. Q&A with director Reed Rickert and subject and musician Camilo Nu.