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Cuban Music

  • Cuba, Germany, Italy / 2004 / 88min / Colour
  • Original Title : Musica Cubana
  • Director : German Kral


Just a normal day in Havana. Barbaro, one of the city's typical taxi drivers, picks up the Maestro Pio Leiva (85), a star of the Buena Vista Social Club, who is late for a radio show. Barbaro and Pio become friends and decide to put together a band with some of the best and the most acclaimed young musicians living in Cuba today - all under the direction of the Maestro, of course. The film tells the story of the formation of the band. It accompanies the musicians through their rehearsals and recordings of a number of Cuban Classics, as well as through their search for new songs and their own style as a band. And it all ends in a huge concert in Tokyo, where their band " The Sons of Cuba”, is finally born.

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