USA/Dominican Republic, 75 min., 2004
Santo Domingo Blues is the story of the guitar playing, singer songwriter Luis Vargas and bachata, the guitar blues of the Dominican Republic. The film is a moving, sexy, often hilarious tribute to the unsung heroes that have transformed bachata from the vilified music of cabarets and brothels to the pride of a nation and the choice
of urban Latino youth. It is a heart-felt immigrant success story filled with Caribbean humor, wild dancing, and delightful music.