In 1999, Wim Wenders released his documentary Buena Vista Social Club and set off a Cuban music craze. Now the Club comes alive again in Amsterdam with this vibrant collection of live ...
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In 1999, Wim Wenders released his documentary Buena Vista Social Club and set off a Cuban music craze. Now the Club comes alive again in Amsterdam with this vibrant collection of live performances by the actual musicians that created a global stir with the infectious rhythms of Cuba. This incredible concert by an all-star cast of Cuban musicians, includes the original Buena Vista vocalist Pio Leiva, in one of his last appearances, supported by the red hot Chiki Chaka Girls plus more! A sheer delight - New York Post
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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