The life and love story of Argentina's famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation tore them apart.
María Nieves Rego,
Juan Carlos Copes,
A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out theatres. He meets with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together.
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.
I watched MUSICA CUBANA in a little neighborhood cinema and really liked what I discovered. Unfortunately, the marketing people tried to push this film to be something else (Buena Vista Social Club II), which can spoil many peoples expectations. When you watch this film, you get a very interesting insight into today's music scene in Havanna, you meet a fascinating group of young artists, who stand between their traditional music roots and the influx of modern western styles. Their music is as diverse as their love for artistic expression and stage performance, powerful and passionate. It takes an icon of Havanna's old music scene, the great singer Pio Leiva, to get the artists together and help them form a common musical expression. And I realized, the most exciting aspect of this film is that the new voice of Cuba has many voices.
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