A documantary based on a group of legendary Cuban musicians. In 1996 Ry Cooder brought together a group of forgotten musicians and singers to record an album that won a Grammy Award. In this film, we see and hear some of the songs being recorded in Havana.
In addition, many of the individual musicians talk about their lives in Cuba and about how they got started in music.
Luis Bargaza, Joachim Cooder, Ry Cooder, Julio Alberto Fernández
Theo Bierkins, Brigit Hillenius, Robby Muller, M. Claire Pijman, Lisa Rinzler
Kintop Pictures, Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos, Arte, Road Movies Filmproduktion
South African Media
Cape ArgusPeter Frost
Cape TimesJean-Pierre Rossouw
Cape TimesAdrian Monteath
Die BurgerHerman Wasserman
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge
TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge
SAFM Saturday WiredAlan Swerdlow
Box Office (USA)Wade Major
Rough Cuth (USA)Andy Jones
Total Film (UK)Simon Crook
Film Review (UK)James Mottram
Average .. 74%
Ian Douglas: You will either find this documentary fascinating or boring. I left after half an hour due to boredom, another reviewer fell asleep twice. Others found it excellent. I guess it depends on your love for Cuban jazz...