Group are nice Would have loved them to be a bit longer and tell some about the heyday of their music and Cuba and what happened nex. Ncluded here are portraits of the artists themselves including Compay Segunda Ibrahim Ferrer and Ruben Gonzales recording and performing their magical music Scenes of Havana street life its gloriously ecaying architecture and its colorful enizens are accompanied by texts of their most famous songs in both Spanish and English versions as well as contributions from Wim and Donata Wenders and Ry Cooder The perfect companion for fans of the CDand the movie this magnificently produced volume also stands alone as a visual treat for anyone with a fascination for Cuba and its incredible enchanting musi.
Nice book The bw portraits are the best but I m not too impressed by Donata s street photography The street scenes themselves and th. Ry Cooder caused an international sensation when he introduced the world to Cuba's Son Musicians with his 1997 CD Buena Vista Social Club The CD which met with extraordinary critical and popular success went on to win a Grammy and helped fuel America's current love affair with Latin music In 1999 acclaimed Agricultural Engineering director Wim Wenders released hisocumentary of the same name in which he profiles the legendary Buena Vista Social Club musicians recording their experiences as they performed in Cuba and abroad eventually appearing at New York's Carnegie Hall Hailed as splendida sheer elight New York Post
E use of a Leica can be combined by any average photographer to make a nice shot The short biographical stories of the members of the. Glowing embers ocumentary Washington Post and a incisive introduction to the peculiar world of Buena Vista than any live performance could provide The New York Observer the film helped immortalize both the music and its now famous practitioners who had been living in near poverty all but forgotten in their own countryNow the Buena Vista Social Club comes alive once in this vibrant collection of photographs film stills and text from How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture director Wim Wenders and his wife Donata Takenuring the filming of the ocumentary these images are as enigmatic sensual and haunting as the music they celebrate