Cuba, Island of Music. 2002. USA/Cuba. Directed by Gary Keys. Produced by Keys, Brendan Ward, Henry Jarecki. Keys asks how it is that a people so burdened by a supposedly repressive regime and an economic embargo can create such free and liberating music. The documentary profiles not only such renowned artists as Orquesta Aragon, Los Zafiros, and Manolin, but also “barrio” musicians from urban streets and country villages. Digital projection. Director present. 80 min.
Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film and Media.