Cuba: Island of Music
Release date 7/26/11
The film is a behind-the-scenes look at Afro-Cuban music’s role in the daily life of Cubans. Filmmaker Gary Keys (Memories of Duke and Dizzy’s Dream Band) brings the audience into the heart and soul of Havana, through a vibrant mosaic of street musicians, big bands, dancers, religious rituals, and classic cars.
Keys shows us Afro-Cuban music in New York City, with the music and commentary of jazz legends Billy Taylor, Candido Camero, and Chico OFarrill.
I love documentaries, music and exploring other cultures.
The Island of Music DVD is both entertaining and educational.
The dvd has a very personal feel.
It’s as if I got to take a Cuban vacation with my own personal tour guide who knows where to go to experience Cuba like a local.
The DVD is over an hour long.
The first time, I watched it intently. It’s also nice to have it on in the background so I can enjoy the sounds while I’m busy doing other things.
The music is fantastic. It’s obvious that music is a big part of daily life and the cultural development in Cuba.
Now I have a craving for Cuban food to go along with this fabulous music ;)
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