THE FORBIDDEN SHORE
Politics silenced Cuban voices beyond its shores, but within, music is its very heartbeat. For the first time ever, through over 40 concerts and intimate conversations, the full spectrum of Cuban music is brought to life in all its extraordinary diversity. Nowhere else has there been such an inextricable relationship between political realities and the unquenchable desire to express freely through music and voice. Through the music, and filmmaker Ron Chapman’s unique access to Cuba’s streets, people, musicians’ lives and personal stories, a compelling and poignant vision emerges of a people shrouded from the view of nearby shores.
The stories told are cultural, artistic, and political; stories of oppression and artistic freedom; of poverty and unique richness of experience; revealing a nation’s struggles, triumphs, visions and dreams. Told in voices both young and old guard – all on the verge of change that for so long has only been dreamed of - voices that when the embargo ends will ring out from the isolated island of Cuba clear across the oceans of the world.
A stunning journey to the heart and soul of Cuba and its people through Cuba’s incredible variety of musical expressions, from classic Son and Salsa to Trova, Nueva Trova, Reggaton, Rock, Jazz, Metal, Rap. DJ, Hip-Hop, Classical, Choral, Pop, Changu, Danzon, Rumba, Yoruba, Bolero, Conga, Timba, Mambo, Jazz Cubano, and more.