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Miracle of Candeal (2004)

El milagro de Candeal (original title)
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Credited cast:
Carlinhos Brown ... Self
Bebo Valdés ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dona Angelina Dona Angelina
Felipe de Souza Felipe de Souza
Gilberto Gil Gilberto Gil ... Self
Patricia Marchesini Patricia Marchesini
César Mendes César Mendes
Marisa Monte
Mestre Pintado do Bongó Mestre Pintado do Bongó
Caetano Veloso ... Self


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A beautiful documentary
30 December 2006 | by saturno3x1See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

1 October 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Candeal csodája See more »

Filming Locations:

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil


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