AMCNI greenlights Breaking Music doc

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AMC Networks International – Latin America’s arts and entertainment brand, Film & Arts, confirmed the commissioning of their new original documentary “Breaking Music” (1×60’) in Buenos Aires and Berlin. The new documentary, which is set to premiere later this year, will explore connections between different music genres – tango and classical – and will showcase world renowned artists.

In “Breaking Music”, Film & Arts will follow German baritone Benjamin Appl on the streets of both capital cities. Throughout this trip, Appl will look for the similarities and differences between the genre he masters and the artistry of tango. Along the way, difficulties and surprises will arise making him rethink what he previously knew about this style and why Buenos Aires is still tango’s musical factory. In Berlin, accompanied by renowned pianist Jose Gallardo, he’ll perform for an audience of music aficionados, narrating his adventures and premiering an original song composed for this occasion.

“This exciting new original production highlights our commitment to showcasing breakthrough artistry on Film & Arts through a wide range of subjects. We’re hoping to expand this documentary format to explore other music genres in the future. ‘Breaking Music’ complements our slate of high-quality programming across our portfolio of brands throughout Latin America,” said Ricardo Deben, EVP and Managing Director, AMC Networks International – Latin America.

The 37-year-old artist is recognized as “the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers” by Gramophone Magazine in the United Kingdom. He has performed in the main European music houses like the Barbican Centre London (UK), the Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Holland), the Wiener Konzerthaus and Laeiszhalle Hamburg (Both in Germany).

“Breaking Music” is an AMC Networks International – Latin America original production for Film & Arts. Trinity Contenidos will serve as Associate Producer and holds exclusive rights for international distribution. Frame Zero Argentina is the production company commissioned for the production. The show is directed by Marcelo Lezama, Film & Arts’ general producer and written by Martín Preusche (“Cumbia Ninja”, “Kdabra”).


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