• Fragment uitBuena Vista Social Club - Adios
  • Fragment uitBuena Vista Social Club - Adios
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Lucy Walker, 2017 111 minutes Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Manuel ‘Guajiro’ Mirabal, Guajirito Mirabal USA English, Spanish 29 June 2017 Dutch

The musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club exposed the world to Cuba’s vibrant culture with their landmark 1997 album. Now, against the backdrop of Cuba’s captivating musical history, hear the band’s story as they reflect on the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together.

In 1996, Cuban bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, British producer Nick Gold, and American guitarist Ry Cooder convened in Havana to produce a Cuban-Malian collaboration. When the Malians couldn't get visas, the team turned their attention to reviving a forgotten generation of legendary son cubano musicians and they formed a serendipitous, on-the-fly ensemble: the Buena Vista Social Club. The group's hypnotic, irresistible music and effusive spirit unexpectedly took the world by storm, resulting in a Grammy Award-winning album.

Two decades since that fateful first session, we catch up to these master musicians, as they reflect on the magical unfolding of their lives - from humble origins to the evolution and surprising revival of their careers, all against the backdrop of Cuba's dramatic history.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH, WITH DUTCH SUBTITLES.