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Cuba - Island of Music (2011)
DVD-5 | Runtime: 72 min. | 3,84 Gb | Copy: Untouched
Video: NTSC, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: English, Dolby Digital 2 at 192 Kbps, 48.0
Cuba - Island of Music (2011)
KHz Genre: Jazz, Folk, World Music | Label: MVD Visual | Covers: Not included

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.
Filmmaker and scholar Gary Keys directs the digital-video documentary CUBA: ISLAND OF

MUSIC for Gothamjazz Productions. A longtime fan of jazz and Afro-Cuban music, Keys quickly

accepts a university position in Havana teaching film and music. This documentary is a direct result

of his experience wandering around Cuba and looking for high-energy street musicians and dancers.

He also includes random shots of everyday life, including baseball players, women rolling cigars, and

children playing in the street. Keys narrates the film himself from the front seat of his convertible

while driving around New York City. Including music and commentary from Chico O'Farrill and Dr.

Billy Taylor, CUBA: ISLAND OF MUSIC premiered in 2003 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space

in New York City.