Film Screening: "Buena Vista Social Club"
|Date/Time:||Thursday, 16 Sep 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
|Location:||Brunnier Art Museum|
|Categories:||Arts, performances Diversity Meetings, receptions|
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Film Description: Traveling from the streets of Havana to the stage of Carnegie Hall, this revelatory documentary captures a forgotten generation of Cuba's brightest musical talents as they enjoy an unexpected encounter with world fame. The veteran vocalists and instrumentalists collaborated with American guitarist and roots-music champion Ry Cooder to form the Buena Vista Social Club, playing a jazz-inflected mix of cha cha, mambo, bolero, and other traditional Latin American styles, and recording an album that won a Grammy and made them an international phenomenon. In the wake of this success, director Wim Wenders filmed the ensemble's members--including golden-voiced Ibrahim Ferrer and piano virtuoso Ruben Gonzalez--in a series of illuminating interviews and live performances. The result is one of the most beloved documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba's prerevolutionary heritage.