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Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club (DVD, PG)

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In 1996, composer, producer, and guitar legend Ry Cooder entered Egrem Studios in Havana with the forgotten greats of Cuban music, many of them in their 60s and 70s, some of them long since retired. The resulting album, Buena Vista Social Club, became a Grammy-winning internation...al bestseller. When Cooder returned to Havana in 1998 to record a solo album by 72-year-old vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer, filmmaker Wim Wenders was on hand to document the occasion. The Oscar-nominated BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB weaves artist biographies with a glimpse of modern Cuba remembering its past, capturing a lost culture in music that is suddenly, unexpectedly revived for audiences in Havana and around the world. A loving master class in Cuban music, with a vital cast of aging performers whose energy and passion belie their years.
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DVD Code MMA9074
Rating PG
Year 1999
Runtime 105 mins
Disks 1 disk(s)
Format DVD, PG
Released 13 Aug 2015
Available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

Movie Information

Director Wim Wenders
Cast and Crew Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzales, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo & Compay Segundo
Languages English
Tagline In Havana, music isn't a pastime, it's a way of life.


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DVD Code MMA9074
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Madman Films
Released 13 Aug 2015
Publication Country
Format DVD, PG
Category Documentary
Music & Concerts
Number of Pages 1
Dimensions Height: 105mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Number of Disks 1