Buena Vista Social Club*

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Buena Vista Social Club*

  • 1999 ----- color ----- 100 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Wim Wenders; with Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzales, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo) A group of legendary Cuban musicians, some in their nineties, were brought together by Ry Cooder to record the album "The Buena Vista Social Club." This documentary reveals the astonishing life stories, vibrant personalities and unforgettable music of the brilliantly talented but long-overlooked performers who collaborated on this now-legendary album. From the crubling barrios of their native Havana, to their triumphant, sold-out concerts in Amsterdam and at New York's Carnegie Hall. [NOTE: Over 12 minutes of previews before the beginning of the film] (Closed-Captioned) (In Spanish with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (American Ethnic Studies: Latino/Chicano, Ethnomusicology, Latin America, Motion Pictures: Documentary, Motion Pictures: Features, Music, Romance Languages and Literature)