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Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
This is in no way a commercial movie with the classical set-up of scenario, characters and scenes. It's just a documentary about Bebo Valdés traveling to San Salvador de Bahia in search of his ancestors' cultural inheritance. All the film long Bebo meets some people like Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and, of course, Carlinhos Brown and his friends and neighbors at Candeal in Bahia. Nice meetings between nice people.
The film is about the effort made by Carlinhos to teach the Candeal youngsters to play drums and dance, to help their district to get over the misery, and all over the background of afro music in Bahia.
I found some dialogs quite amusing, because you can see a Brazilian character speaking Portuguese to a Cuban character who replies in Spanish, and they get on very well!
I enjoyed also the musical performances of Carlinhos and Bebo, and also the Candeal band, who have a very strong sense of rhythm.
If you are interested in Brazilian music or Yoruba culture, I'd truly recommend this film to you.
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