Cinema Club – BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

When:
3rd March 2016 @ 11:00
2016-03-03T11:00:00+00:00
2016-03-03T11:30:00+00:00
Where:
Sands Films Studios
82 St Marychurch St
London SE16 4HZ
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sands Films Cinema
020 7231 2209

SANDS FILMS CINEMA CLUB

 

Sands Films in Rotherhithe hosts a DaytimeCinema Club in a friendly and relaxed space. Films are shown at 11am


 

Buena Vista Social Club Theatrical release poster

Buena Vista Social Club Theatrical release poster

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB |1999 |105 mins

Buena Vista Social Club is a 1999 documentary film directed by Wim Wenders about the music of Cuba. It is named for a danzón that became the title piece of the album Buena Vista Social Club. The film is an international co-production of Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Cuba.

Story

The film documents how Ry Cooder, long-time friend of Wenders, brought together the ensemble of legendary Cuban musicians to record an album (also called Buena Vista Social Club) and to perform two times with a full line-up: in April 1998 in Amsterdam (two nights) and the 1st of July 1998 in the United States (at the Carnegie Hall, New York City). Although they are geographically close, travel between Cuba and the United States is restricted due to the political tension between the two countries, so many of the artists were travelling there for the first time. The film shows their reactions to this experience, as well as including footage of the resultant sell-out concert. It also includes interviews with each of the main performers.

Musicians

  • Francisco Repilado, aka Compay Segundo (vocals and tres)
  • Eliades Ochoa (vocals and guitar)
  • Ry Cooder (slide guitar)
  • Joachim Cooder, his son (percussion)
  • Ibrahim Ferrer (vocals, congas, claves, bongos)
  • Omara Portuondo (vocals)
  • Rubén González (piano)
  • Orlando “Cachaito” López (Double bass)
  • Amadito Valdés
  • Manuel “Guajiro” Mirabal (trumpet)
  • Barbarito Torres (Laúd)
  • Pío Leyva
  • Manuel “Puntillita” Licea (vocals)
  • Juan de Marcos González (güiro)

Songs

  • “Chan Chan” (Francisco Repilado)
  • “Silencio” (Rafael Hernandez)
  • “Chattanooga Choo Choo” (Harry Warren and Mack Gordon)
  • “Dos Gardenias” (Isolina Carillo)
  • “Veinte Años” (María Teresa Vera)
  • “Y Tu Que Has Hecho?” (Eusebio Delfin)
  • “Black Bottom” (Ray Henderson, Lew Brown and B. G. De Sylva)
  • “Canto Siboney” (Ernesto Lecuona Casado)
  • “El Carretero” (Jose “Guillermo Portabales” Quesada del Castillo)
  • “Cienfuegos (tiene su guaguanco)” (Victor Lay)
  • “Begin the Beguine” (Cole Porter)
  • “Buena Vista Social Club” (Orestes Lopez, inventor of the mambo in 1937)
  • “Mandinga” (also known as “Bilongo”, Guillermo Rodriguez Fiffe)
  • “Candela” (Faustino Oramas),
  • “Chanchullo” (Israel “Cachao” Lopez, the father of Cachaito)
  • “El Cuarto de Tula” (son/descarga, Sergio Siaba)
  • “Guateque Campesino” (Celia Romero “Guateque”)
  • “Nuestra Ultima Cita” (Forero Esther)
  • “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás” (bolero by Oswaldo Farres)

 


Sands Films Cinema

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