Afrocubanismo! [videorecording] / Les Productions LaGauchet Inc. ; Selwyn Enterprises Inc. with the Banff Centre for the Arts ; producer, Raymond Gravelle ; producer, Selwyn J. Jacob presents a film written and directed by Alejandro F. Escobar ; additional writers, Alison Newall, Roland Ray Roth.
Carson City, Nev. : Filmwest Associates, c1995.
Video 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
A celebration and study of the influence of Afrocuban culture on contemporary North American music. The program traces the origins of Afro-cuban music from West Africa to Cuba and the subsequent development of this unique music and dance alongside religion. Interviews and performances by Muñequitos de Matanzas and Chucho Valdés provide insight to the significance of Afro-Cuban music and dance forms from Rhumba to the sacred music of Santería.
Directors of photography, Raymond Gravelle and Daron Donahue ; editor, Tony Reed ; translation, Alison Newall and Marlène Ahmarani.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.