In the late 1990s Wim Wenders made a movie upon the initiative of Ry Cooder called âThe Buena Vista SocialClub. Candela - Spanish , 10. It is not only a historical document; it is a living, breathing piece of work that guarantees the transference of emotion from tape to listener, and cements 's place not only in the Latin music pantheon, but in the larger context of popular music history. Their unique perspectives on growing up as musicians in their native Cuba allow us to appreciate their talent to its fullest. This is not a concert film, but it does contain performances taken from the groups concerts in Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall. These tracks have all been taken out of the vault and dusted off only for this occasion, but fans of the Buena Vista artists' earlier projects will find more than enough gems here. See details for additional description.
Both movie and album were highly successful, and expanded the reach of Cuban music around the world. Although the concert scenes have a wide soundstage with good individual imaging of instruments, those that have heard the album will be disappointed by the sonics of this film. El - Spanish Carretero, 9. If you locate this anywhere, please contact so we can take action immediately. If it was not for the initiative of Ry Cooder andWenders, much of the world would not have had this insight into Cubaâs rich musical history, and insight into the simpleway of life of these otherwise forgotten musicians. The enclosed booklet contains ' original New York Times review of the performance and reminiscences from many of those involved in the evening, including and producer and backing guitarist.
Written by Segundo, the track dates to the original Buena Vista recordings in 1996. This album is named after a members-only club that was opened in Havana in pre-Castro times, a period of unbelievable musical activity in Cuba. It is true that eight of the songs that appeared on the eponymous studio album are replicated here, but these live versions blow them away. Their entrancing take on traditional styles netted a Grammy, critical acclaim, and the best-selling album their home country had ever produced. If more inkling is needed to convince you of the nesecity of ingesting this masterpiece, you are, respectfully, in reticence.
The combustible success of that first project — which only transpired to begin with — led to a cottage industry of lovely artifacts, including a beautiful 1998 by Wim Wenders and a string of solo albums from its leading artists not to mention 2010's , the fruit of World Circuit chief Nick Gold's original idea for what became the Buena Vista Social Club's first album. When a musical project is wildly successful, it usually begets a stream of bottom-of-the-barrel reissues of subpar material. The Buena Vista Social Club was the name of a members-only music club in Havana, Cuba that was at its height duringthe 1940s. Perhaps it takes a humble music genius to know a humble music genus. Recorded in Havana and produced by Ry Cooder, the project featured some of the most revered veteran players in Cuban music, some of whom came out of retirement for the recordings. When the mellifluous-voiced Ferrer makes his entrance, the crowd erupts in wild applause.
One thing the music on this lavishly packaged double-disc set does accomplish, however, is reveal without doubt that the music in the film is as profound, sensual, and beautiful as it was when accompanied by images. I am so grateful I was introduced to this music. I misplaced the cd so thought I'd buy another. Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzalez and Omara Portuondo are the now obvious visibility beneficiaries however this pallet is chocked too full with virtuoso to stop there. The story's trajectory takes viewers from the run-down streets and rusty cars of Havana to the flashing lights of New York City and opulence of Carnegie Hall. The film offers a wonderful opportunity for parents to not only expose their children to diverse musical styles, but also to examples of people who, even in their twilight years some in their nineties , are very passionate and active musicians. Through the musical documentary that is Buena Vista, Mr.
Lost and Found Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the artist It was nearly 20 years ago, back in 1997, that the became an improbable worldwide sensation: a group of mainly elderly and some younger Cuban musicians, performing traditional son music for an album produced by. For instance, during their interviews most of the musicians speak of growing up in Cuba and how they were first exposed to music, but they do not explain what drives them to continue making music or what it really means to them. This may disappoint fans of the album which featured not only many great performances, but also excellent sonics. Buena Vista Social Club is appropriate and enjoyable for all ages, although younger children might be bored by its pace. Dance my friend, for life is too short to waste! Murmullo - Spanish , 13. The closest it comes is a brief account of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara playing golf.
Orgullecida - Spanish , 12. No dollar value can be place on this. The youngster of the group, guitarist , continues to record and tour. Especially bright colors such as reds, oranges, and yellows appear over saturated and sometimes cause the colors to bleed. Who cares if anyone is watching? It features audio commentary by Wim Wenders, a theatrical trailer, cast and crew biographies, production notes, and additional scenes that include two songs.
The film also portrays sessions from the production of the album released in 1997 also titled Buena VistaSocial Club. Effortlessly melding with this sampling of madre tierra soy de ti evocateurs, Ry Cooder trancends musicianship with characteristic sincerity. De Camino a la Vereda - Spanish , 3. The quality of the Betacam video is good for the most part, but lacks some detail and color fidelity. The film also portrays sessions from the production of the album released in 1997 also titled Buena VistaSocial Club. Highly praised during the 40s and 50s, the rediscovery of the Buena Vista Social Club and the populartity of the film andthe album had positive impact on Cuban musicians throughout the world. This is the very show so wonderfully and artfully detailed by filmmaker in his documentary on the project that reunited these then-obscure Cuban music legends for an album and a tour and catapulted them to worldwide fame.