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    Buena Vista Social Club (one session)

    Monday, October 3, 2022 at 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM

    Buena Vista Social Club
    Movie Viewing and Discussion
    Facilitated by: Dr. Derick Cordoba, Director of the Johnny Mann Center for Commercial Music
    Assistant Professor of Music for the South Carolina School of the Arts

    DATE:                Monday, October 3, 2022

    TIME:                3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

    LOCATION:      Thrift Library, Room 002 (Basement)

    COURSE FEE:  $15.00 (Covers course fee and movie)

    In 1996, the legendary guitarist Ry Cooder brought together a group of Cuban musicians in Havana's Egrem Studios to assemble an album that went on to win a Grammy. Some of the long-lived performers on the recording hadn't played their instruments for more than ten years.

    In this relaxed and entertaining documentary directed by Wim Wenders, the same group gathers to record a solo album featuring vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer whom Cooder has lionized as "the Cuban Nat King Cole." Among the colorful musicians profiled are 90-year-old guitarist Compay Segundo gifted pianist Ruben Gonzalez, and versatile singer Manuel Licea. They talk about their careers and life in Cuba.

    The high points in the documentary are the highlights of the Buena Vista Social Club performing shows in Amsterdam and at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1998. This delightful film is a tribute to cross-cultural cooperation and the variety of Cuban music.

    To participate in this learning event, simply complete the registration information below. We will reach back to you by phone or email to finalize event details and collect fees.


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