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Habana Blues: Voice of Cuba
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Alberto Yoel ... Ruy (as Alberto Yoel García)
Roberto San Martín ... Tito
Yailene Sierra ... Caridad
Mayra Rodríguez ... Lucía
Ernesto Escalona ... Carlitos
Marta Calvó ... Marta
Roger Pera ... Lorenzo
Osvaldo Doimeadiós ... Roger
Zenia Marabal ... Luz María
Laris Vega ... Betty
Jorge Alí ... Nelson (as Jorge Ali Pérez)
Félix Pérez ... René
Aurora Basnuevo ... Estrellita
Tomás Cao ... Álex (as Tomás A. Cao)
Giordano Serrano ... Giordano
Lester Martínez ... Lester (as Lester A. Martínez)
Alejandro Padrón ... Alejandro
Alfredo R. Hernández ... Alfredo
Rolando Berrio ... Roly
Ismael de Diego ... Gorki
Cocoman ... Cocoman (as Cocoman {Luis A. Figueras})
Yuliet Cruz ... Julia
Yanet Carrasco ... Merlén
Alexis González ... Adrian
Yipsia Torres ... Girlfriend
Neyvis González ... Wendy
Manuel Proenza ... La Chari
Omar Ali Pérez ... Lucio
Dianelys Brito ... Mujer de Lucio
Julie Ladagnous ... Valerie
Héctor Echemendia ... Director Emisora (as Hector Echemendia)
Véronica Díaz ... La Flaca
Antulío Marín ... El Chino
Xiomara Melvin Calderón ... Empleada Emisora
Susana Reyes ... Celeste
Carlos Ruiz González ... Frank
Alexander González ... Andy
Alexis Carrillo ... Rubén
Fidel Betancourt ... Músico 1
Ariam Molina ... Músico 2
Dasari Kumar Mora ... Músico 3
Benigno Álvarez ... Músico 4
Telmary Díaz ... Músico 5
Juan Carlos Padilla ... Nostálgica 1 - Diana
Jesús Irmino ... Nostálgica 2 - Kiriam
Jaime Jiménez ... Nostálgica 3 - Estrellita
Alberto García ... Nostálgica 4 - Mimi, la Mexicana
Yoandra Suárez ... Mulata
Israel Fornaris ... Alumno Luz Maria
Orestes Corominas ... Julio
Javier Guilarte ... Tecnico emisora
Wilber I. Calver ... Músico gaita
Kelvis Ochoa ... Músicos Fiesta Azotea
Melvis Santa Estevez ... Cuarteto de voces
Arlety Valdés Cana ... Cuarteto de voces
Yudelkis La Fuente Acea ... Cuarteto de voces
Elienne Castillo Borrero ... Cuarteto de voces
Rolando Morales ... Guitarra
Fernando Lui Tort Chiang ... Bajo
Eduardo Ramos ... Bateria grupo 'Alex'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergio Alberto Estévez ... Figurante
Rosa Nidia García ... Figurante
Anabel Herrera ... Figurante
Maribel López ... Figurante
Javier Mario Morejón ... Figurante
Lorenzo Reinoso ... Chevrolet del 52
Sergio Alain Ruiz ... Figurante
Yosbel Salavarría ... Figurante
Karel Samada ... Figurante
Jorge Yoicel ... Figurante
Alejandra Lorente ... (uncredited)
Benito Zambrano ... Colega Chevrolet en la escena del bache (uncredited)

Directed by
Benito Zambrano 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Andermatt 
Ernesto Chao  (as Ernesto Chao Galván)
Rolando Díaz 
Alejandro Hernández 
Benito Zambrano  (as Benito Zambrano Tejero)

Produced by
Evelio Delgado .... on-set producer (as Evelio Delgado Suárez)
Antonio P. Pérez .... executive producer
Antonio P. Pérez .... producer
Ignacio Santamaría .... associate producer
Camilo Vives .... co-producer (as Camilo Vives Pallés)
Fabienne Vonier .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Dayan Abad 
Equis Alfonso 
Descemer Bueno 
Kiki Ferrer 
Magda Rosa Galván  (as Magda R. Galbán)
José Luis Garrido 
Juan Antonio Leyva  (as Juan A. Leyva)
Kelvis Ochoa 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Claude Larrieu 
 
Film Editing by
Fernando Pardo 
 
Casting by
Laura Cepeda 
 
Production Design by
Alain Ortiz 
 
Art Direction by
Juan García Prieto 
Alain Ortiz  (as Alain Ortiz Duarte)
 
Costume Design by
Vladimir Cuenca  (as Vladimir Cuenca Montané)
 
Makeup Department
María Julia Cabezas .... key hair stylist (as María Julia Cabezas Díaz)
Grisell Cordero .... assistant hair stylist (as Grisel Cordero)
Mayda Ramos .... assistant makeup artist
Nereida Sánchez .... key makeup artist (as Nereyda Sánchez Castellón)
 
Production Management
Manolo Angueira Galdo .... unit production manager (as Manguel Angueira Díaz)
Ernesto Chao .... production manager (as Ernesto R. Chao Galván)
Eduardo Santana .... production manager (as Eduardo Santana Nombela)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tania Ceballos .... second assistant director (as Tania Ceballos Vázquez)
Oriol Ferrer .... assistant director (as Joseph Oriol Ferrer Ferrer)
María Luisa Herrera .... second assistant director (as María Luisa Herrera Delgado)
Elizabeth Medina Acuña .... third assistant director
Luis Joan Mirabal .... director trainee
Enma Robaina Rodríguez .... third assistant director
Violeta Ronzoni Galindo .... director trainee
 
Art Department
Teodoro Carrillo Angueira .... tapestry
Eduardo Casamayor .... props (as Eduardo Casamayor Oliva)
Fernando Fajardo .... carpenter (as Fernando Fajardo Careaga)
Fredy Fajardo .... carpenter (as Fredy Fajardo Careaga)
Yurkis González Pardo .... assistant art director
Francisco J. López Ramírez .... props
Yoel López Ramírez .... painter
Leonidas Matos Rodríguez .... carpenter
José A. Miranda .... painter
Joaquín D. Moreno Fajardo .... on-set props
Harold Rancaño Pomares .... props
Jorge L. Rodríguez Medina .... carpenter
Enrique Soler Villegas .... props
Eduardo Lawrence Spence .... construction coordinator
Jorge Rafael Zarza Guirola .... property master
 
Sound Department
Elpido Dranguet Mora .... playback
Carlos Faruolo .... sound
Jorge Marín .... sound (as Jorge Marín Romero)
Alfonso Raposo .... sound mixer
Juan R. Rodríguez Álvarez .... boom operator
Álvaro Silva Wuth .... boom operator
Edgar Vidal .... foley artist
Kiku Vidal .... foley artist
Ricardo Viñas .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Angel Benítez .... special effects
Oscar Chapotín .... special effects technician
José Galán .... special effects technician (as José A. Galán)
Gilberto Martínez .... special effects technician
José Muñiz .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Blas Galera .... digital conform editor
Manuel Horrillo .... credits (as Manu Horrillo)
Irene Jiménez .... graphic designer
Javier Martínez Calvo .... graphic designer (as Javier Martínez-Calvo)
Marcos Onaindia .... digital effects
Juan Retuerto .... graphic designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francisco Cano Zambrano .... camera trainee
Ovidio Gastón del Monte .... gaffer
Valérie Delpierre .... making-of: coordinator
Carlos R. Dueñas Morejón .... assistant camera
Luis Alberto González .... making-of: camera
Francisco Javier Hernández .... focus puller
Luis Majmias Jr. .... making-of: camera
Mauricio R. Márquez Álvarez .... video assist
Antonio P. Molero .... making-of
Alejandro Pérez .... second assistant camera
Alejandro Pérez .... steadicam
Ariam Rivera .... dolly (as Ariam Rivera Pestano)
Ignacio Rodríguez .... assistant camera (as Ignacio Rodríguez Bermúdez)
Rodolfo Salas Galdo .... electrician
Yamil Santana .... third assistant camera (as Yamil Santana Cossío)
Alexei Santiago .... video assist (as Alexéi Santiago García)
Ivan Scull .... gaffer (as Ivan Scull Sánchez)
Gilberto Fleitas Sotolongo .... focus puller (as Gilberto A. Fleites Sotolongo)
Oscar M. Valdés .... first assistant camera (as Oscar M. Valdés Espinosa)
Juan G. Varona Cárdenas .... dolly: assistant
Ángel Yu .... still photographer
Ihosvany Zumeta Laredo .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Miriam Ester González Abad .... casting associate
Eva González Guerrero .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mariona Ferrer .... costume assistant
Ena de las M. García Echeverría .... costume assistant
Teresa Mora .... costume assistant (as Teresa Mora Márquez)
Roberto Ramos Mori .... assistant costume designer
Caridad Sánchez .... key costumer (as Caridad Sánchez Robert)
 
Editorial Department
Chema Alba .... scanning and film recording
Eva Alonso .... post-production coordinator
Mercedes Alted .... assistant editor
César Cruz .... second assistant editor
Paulino Fernández Ibáñez .... telecine
Ezequiel González Bernardo .... editor: music videos
Noelia Gorrón .... post-production coordinator
Enrique Jiménez .... colorist
Nuria López .... scanning and film recording
Nieves Martín .... post-production coordinator
Ximo Michavila .... colorist
Marisa Mohedano .... post-production coordinator
Alfonso Nieto .... post-production supervisor
Verónica Pérez .... scanning and film recording
David Rocher .... color timer
Silvia Torralba .... post-production coordinator
Irene Viladrich .... editor trainee
 
Music Department
Dayan Abad .... musician: Habana Blues
Alexander Abreu .... musician: Habana Blues
Eme Alfonso .... musician: Habana Blues
Equis Alfonso .... musician: Habana Blues
Wilber I. Calver .... musician: Habana Blues
Tomás Cao .... musician: Habana Blues
Roberto Carcassés .... musician: Habana Blues
Gonzalo Castelló .... musician: Cuarteto Arcadia
Enrique Chávez .... musician: Cuarteto Arcadia
Luis Miguel Cruz .... musician: Cuarteto Arcadia
Vladimir Delgado .... musician: Habana Blues
Neil Doil .... musician
Mercedes Dávalos .... music producer: assistant
Telmary Díaz .... music assistant
Telmary Díaz .... musician: Habana Blues
Enrique Ferrer Orsini .... musician: Habana Blues (as Enrique Ferrer)
Elmer Ferrer .... musician: Habana Blues
Luis Alberto Figueras .... musician: Habana Blues
Magda Rosa Galván .... composer: additional music
Magda Rosa Galván .... musician: Habana Blues
Frank García .... musician: Habana Blues
José Luis Garrido .... music producer
Adel González Gómez .... musician: Habana Blues
Jimi González .... musician (as Jimy González)
Tania González .... musician: Habana Blues
Anaisa Gómez .... musician: Habana Blues
José Luis Hernández Núñez .... musician: Habana Blues
Yoandi Hernández Roig .... musician: Habana Blues
José Luis Hernández .... musician: Habana Blues
Juan Antonio Leyva .... composer: additional music
Juan Antonio Leyva .... music producer (as Juan A. Leyva)
Juan Antonio Leyva .... musician: Habana Blues (as Juan A. Leyva)
Roberto Martínez .... musician: Habana Blues
Jorge Marín .... music producer
Jorge Marín .... music sound engineer
Juan Carlos Marín .... musician: Habana Blues
Ahmed Mitchell .... musician: Habana Blues
Lázaro Morúa .... musician: Habana Blues
Kelvis Ochoa .... musician: Habana Blues
Liset Ochoa .... musician: Habana Blues
Julio Padrón .... musician: Habana Blues
Amilcar Pérez .... musician: Habana Blues
Jorge Emilio Pérez .... musician: Habana Blues
José Ramón Ramos .... musician
Lola Román .... musician: Habana Blues
Charlie Sánchez .... music coordinator
Bernd Voss .... musician
Trino Zurita .... musician: Cuarteto Arcadia
 
Transportation Department
Nelson L. Báez Batalón .... driver
Gerardo Luis Charles .... driver
Jesús Engylián Acosta .... driver
Ricardo Victore Fontaine .... driver
Damián González Lavoy .... transportation coordinator
Luis González .... driver (as Luis González Morell)
Guillermo de Jesús Iglesias Saiz .... driver
Juan Carlos Leonard .... driver (as Juan Carlos Miró Leonard)
Manuel Martínez Fernández .... driver
Alejandro Rivera López .... driver
José Orlando Rodríguez Mesa .... driver
Zenón Sandoval Graverán .... driver
Antonio Senra Rojas .... driver
Iluminado Sierra .... driver (as Iluminado Sierra Sánchez)
Medardo Soto Machado .... driver
Rolondo Sotolongo McCollin .... driver
Vladimir Tavera López .... driver
Mariano Valentín Montenegro .... driver
Eduardo Vallester Naranjo .... driver
Armando Velorio .... driver (as Armando Roche Velorio)
Justino Álvarez Bello .... driver
 
Other crew
Francisco Arteaga Barrios .... production buyer
Ruben Carreño .... first production assistant (as Rubén Carreño Véliz)
Isabel Castelló Vidal .... production secretary
Patricia Enis .... producer: music videos
Paco Gamarra .... graphic designer
Reinier García Peña .... production team
María Elena García .... production accountant (as María Elena García Guillén)
Nomar Javier González Pastrana .... production assistant
Yolexsy González Vega .... cashier
Francisco Herrera .... production assistant (as Francisco Herrera Orta)
Esther Masero Hernández .... second production assistant
Alan Núñez .... production assistant
Laura P. Vehi .... press
Juan Manuel Pardo Falcón .... legal advisor
Miguel Ángel Pardo Falcón .... legal advisor
Manuel Jorge Pérez .... script supervisor
Luisa Yamilé .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Eliseo Altunaga .... thanks
Charles Arencibia .... thanks
Jordi Bosch .... thanks
Descemer Bueno .... thanks
Duhamel Cabrera .... thanks
Marichu Corrujedo .... thanks
Lázara Cruz Pérez .... thanks
Santiago Feliú .... thanks
Luis Alberto Figueras .... thanks
Roberto Gacio .... thanks
Omar González .... thanks
Armando Gómez Pastor .... thanks
Martin Kauffman .... thanks
Ángel Mompie .... thanks
Mario Montejo .... thanks
Luis Horacio Montero .... thanks
Seju Monzón .... thanks
Alfonso Nieto .... thanks
Teresita Padrón .... thanks (as Teresita de Jesús Padrón)
Janet Prado .... thanks
Ena Puig .... thanks
Antonio Pérez Solís .... thanks
Fernando Pérez .... thanks
Roxana de los Ríos .... thanks
Lola Salvador .... thanks
José Luis Tapia Vicente .... thanks
Tribal .... thanks
Joharo Trujillo .... thanks
Pavel Urquiza .... thanks
Tierra Verde .... thanks
 

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A beautiful and moving story, 9 April 2007
Author: HashRouge from United Kingdom

I saw this film as part of the 'Viva! Spanish and Latin American film festival', and can only grade it as superb. In fact, it is certainly one of the greatest films I have ever seen; for the music as well as the acting. The story focuses on two young, Cuban musicians, Ruy and Tito, and their struggle for success. When a famous Spanish music producer arrives in Cuba, searching for young talent, it seems like the two friends will finally have a chance to make their dreams come true. However, they soon learn of the terrible price they will have to pay for this chance, and are faced with a decision that will test their friendship to its limits. 'Habana Blues', though, is more than just a story of friendship. It is also a film that explores the importance of family and the loyalty of many Cubans to their birthplace. Set against a fantastic backdrop of Cuban music, it is a heart-wrenching film of loss, love and the price of choices. It moved me beyond tears. Simply exquisite.

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