Cuban Rhythms: Special Thalia Docs Edition
Part of the Havana Film Festival New York
PROGRAM 1 (78 min.)
Con sabor a caña, tabaco y ron
1981. Cuba. Constante Diego. Black & White/Color. 15 minutes. Featuring Antonio Fernández.
Recounts anecdotes from the life of popular Cuban composer and singer Antonio Fernández (Ñico Saquito), while he plays some of his songs.
1983. Cuba. Bernabé Hernández. Color. 9 minutes. Featuring Elena Burke, Moraima Secada, and Omara Portuondo.
Cuban singers Elena Burke, Moraima Secada and Omara Portuondo improvised in an informal section in which they sing popular songs from the 60s such as “Mil congojas“, “Si me comprendieras“, “Cómo fue“ and “Son al son“.
… de mi alma recuerdos
2002. Cuba-Spain. Color. 54 minutes. Featuring Silvio Rodríguez, Noel Nicola, Sara González, Augusto Blanca and Vicente Feliú.
The Nueva Trova is not a genre or an artistic school. Rather, it is a musical movement that emerged in Cuba at the end of the sixties with singer/songwriters Silvio Rodríguez and Pablo Milanés as its two-main founders. Its origins, roots and inspirations are the topics of this film featuring Silvio Rodríguez, Noel Nicola, Sara González, Augusto Blanca and Vicente Feliú, among others.