Cuban Rhythms: Special Thalia Docs Edition
Part of the Havana Film Festival New York
PROGRAM 2 (81 min.)
Con la misma pasión
1980. Constante Diego. B&W/Color. 23 minutes. Featuring Benny Moré.
Through personal accounts, archival footage and visual documentation we can learn of the amazing life of one of the greatest creators of Cuban music, singer-composer, Benny Moré.
1983. Fernando Pérez. B&W/Color. 26 minutes. Featuring Omara Portuondo.
This moving documentary is more than a biography of popular singer Omara Portuondo; it is a journey on the life and career of one of the greatest performers of this century. Omara talks of the love story of her parents, her participation in the musical quartet Las D’Aida and of music that serves as inspiration.
¿De dónde son los cantantes...?
1976. Luise Felipe Bernaza. B&W/Color. 32 minutes. Featuring The Cuban Son.
The Cuban Son is one of the most influential and widespread forms of Latin American music around the world. This is a tribute to the outstanding musicians who made this rhythm the most popular music rooted in the Cuban people.