CAIRO – 7 November 2017: The documentary film "Buena Vista Social Club" will screen at Cinema Daal on Wednesday, November 15.
This 1999 documentary recounts the experiences of the real "Buena Vista Social Club," a collection of musicians in Cuba who came together to bring back the musical traditions of pre-revolution Cuba. These aging musicians had been forgotten following the wake of Castro’s rule, but through the efforts of guitarist Ry Cooder are brought together in order to record a CD that brings to light the lost musical energy of Havana, Cuba.
Alongside music, they discuss their lives and talk of how they started their careers, contrasting the Cuba of then and showing us how much can change in just a lifetime. Directed by Wim Wenders, this documentary was nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar Award.
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