La Tropical is a theatrical documentary feature Directed and Produced by David Turnley in a remote barrio of Havana. La Tropical is the club where generations of working-class Cubans of all colors have always gathered to dance, sing, and live la vida loca. From midnight to dawn, hundreds of men and women, young and old, pack the open-air dance floor and move as one to the nonstop rhythms of the hottest bands on the island.
This award-winning film takes viewers on an edgy, behind-the-scenes tour of this extraordinary club, and the daily life of Havanna, Cuba. Winner of the Miami International Film Festival. This film has become a collected classic and has been called by Albert Maysles as the most sensual, vibrant film ever shot in Cuba.
The Soundtrack features music and performances by popular Cuban acts including:
Los Van Van, Charanga Habanera, Adalberto Alvarez y su Son, Son Candela, La Caro Band. Tamayito y su Salsa, Laito Jr. y su Sonora Sonora