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Sworn to the drum [videorecording] : a tribute to Francisco Aguabella / producer, Tom Luddy ; a film by Les Blank.

Other Title:
Tribute to Francisco Aguabella
Publication:
El Cerrito, CA : Flower Films, 1995.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videocassette (35 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Subjects:
Aguabella, Francisco.
Percussionists -- United States -- Biography.
Cuban Americans -- Biography.
Cuban Americans -- Music.
Music -- Cuba -- Influence.
Music -- Africa -- Influence.
African Americans -- Music -- 20th century.
Music -- Religious aspects -- Cuba.
Jazz.
Salsa (Music)
Percussion music.
Percussion music (Jazz)
Popular music -- Cuba.
Dance music -- Cuba.
Folk music -- Cuba.
Mambo (Dance)
Rumba (Dance)
Carnival -- Cuba -- Santiago de Cuba.
Form/Genre:
Music videos.
Language:
In English and Spanish with English subtitles.
System Details:
VHS.
Summary:
A film-portrait of the Afro-Cuban master drummer, Francisco Aguabella. Born in Cuba, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1957 where he made outstanding contributions to Latin popular music while maintaining his roots in traditional Afro-Cuban religious drumming. Film explores Aguabella's role both as a sacred drummer and a figure of historical influence in Latin Jazz, Pop and Fusion. Included are many interviews with musicians who have worked with him and have been influence by his music.
Contents:
Music: Dahomey/Arara
Barracon
Aluya Pa Change
Bata rhythms for yemaya y chango
Chacha loque fun pa chango
Yoruba chants for chango
A la escuela, Nino
Coco petao.
Participant:
Francisco Aguabella, Armando Peraza, Carlos "Patato" Valdez, Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Dizzy Gillespie, Daniel Ponce, Bobbi Cespedes, Carlos Santana, John Santos, Katherine Dunham, Robert Farris Thompson.
Credits:
Photographer, Les Blank ; co-producer and production manager, Chris Simon ; editor, Marianne Yusavage.
Contributor:
Aguabella, Francisco. , Composer
Blank, Les. , Director
Luddy, Tom. , Producer
Simon, Chris. , Producer
Peraza, Armando. , Instrumentalist
Valdez, Carlos. , Instrumentalist
Cachao. , Instrumentalist
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993. ,
Ponce, Daniel. , Instrumentalist
Cespedes, Bobbi. , Instrumentalist
Santana, Carlos. , Instrumentalist
Santos, John. , Instrumentalist
Dunham, Katherine. , Instrumentalist
Thompson, Robert Farris. , Instrumentalist
Flower Films (Firm) , Producer
OCLC:
33938401
Status/Location:
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