In Havana i spent some time in callejon de hampel, talking to some of musicians there and learning about Cuban music - I was planning to return on Sunday when they have live performances but didnt make so only have an interview but without the matching live music.
Short film about Afro-Cuban All Stars' second album, 'Distinto Diferente'.
Featuring Juan de Marcos Gonzales, Ibrahim Ferrer, Pio Leyva, Manuel 'Puntillita' Licea, Orlando 'Cachaito' Lopez and Amadito Valdes.
Choreography by Kendra Ross
Performed by Isabel Estrada-Jamison, Alexis Doster, and Kendra Ross
Music: "Yambalu" by Ballet Folklorico Cutumba, "Oshun" by Lazaro Ros, "Kuku (choreography)" by Jason Hann
City Winery New York, NY
This piece uses Afro-Cuban traditional dances to illustrate the identity quest of people of African descent through the discovery and recognition of the ancestral physical and spiritual memory within themselves.