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A group of legendary Cuban musicians, some as old as their nineties, were brought together by Ry Cooder to record a CD. In this film, we see and hear some of the songs being recorded in Havana. There is also footage from concerts in Amsterdam and New York City's Carnegie Hall. In addition, many of the individual musicians talk about their lives in Cuba and about how they got started in music.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 44
- Fresh: 40
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A beautiful, touching, and perfectly tuned documentary into Cuban music.
Incredible and historic story, music and film with a couple of flaws
Hats off to Ry Cooder for finding these guys and bringing them, almost literally, back to life and rescuing Son music. And thanksWim Wenders for making this lush and beautiful film that cuts back & forth between Cuba and the stories of these wonderful and aged musicians and their Carnegie Hall concert. The only distraction is Ry Cooder who too often and too forcefully inserts himself (and his son) into many scenes. His dissonant guitar inserts during the Carnegie Concert are particularly grating vs. the melodic & harmonic Son musicians themselves. A small price to pay for the brilliance of the musicians and the wonderful story and film.
A brillant film
A great look into Cuba, the music and the people.
Great music. Great movie. Cuban music is coming to the mainstream (finally).