Based on the life of Benny Moré, the film concentrates on a period in the early 1950s when Moré leaves the orchestra of Duany and starts his own 'Banda Gigante'. In flashback we learn of his success in Mexico. Moré is caught in the events connected to Batista's coup in Cuba. Also, he tours Venezuela, where he suffers the machinations of a vengeful businessman. After collapsing and being hospitalised, Moré swears off alcohol. Some years later, he encounters his old band-mate Monchy, fallen on hard times. Written by
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When the Orishas recorded their version of the song "Soy Guajiro" it was intended for inclusion only in the CD of the soundtrack - as a bonus - not within the film. However, once he heard it, the director decided to include it over the closing titles. See more
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