Azuquita: salsa’s little sugar
A documentary directed by Yves Billon.
- Duration: 52 min
- Director: Yves Billon
- Release date: 2001
- Producers: Yves Billon
- Co-production: Les Films du Village MCM Classique Jazz Muzzik
- Sound: César Salazar José Batista
- Editing: Sylvia Dal Ferro
- Languages: English français
- Participation: CNC
- Broadcast format: Digital Betacam
- Distribution: Zaradoc
Paris by night is a symbol in itself but for Latinos it is a magical moment when anything and everything can happen. It represents twelve hours of freedom after the day’s hardship. It is twelve hours of happiness during which you can meet your friends and your clan, walk about the city, meet new people, listen to music, drink and dance. Azuquita, a Panamanian but a long-time Parisian, shows us around cellar nightclubs, swinging radios to the tune of brass instruments and drums. Salsa’s little sugar left Panama for Porto Rico but settled in Paris, from where he tells us his story but also the story of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame always beating the rhythm with a snap of his fingers and a clap of his hands.
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