Salsa Opus 3: Puerto Rico, the island of song ep.3/5
A documentary directed by Yves Billon.
- Duration: 52 min
- Director: Yves Billon
- Release date: 1991
- Co-production: La Sept Les Films du Village
- Languages: English español français
- Participation: CNC Departement des Affaires Internationales Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication Ministère des Affaires Etrangères Procirep
- Broadcast format: Digital Betacam
- Distribution: Zaradoc
Puerto Rico is the birthplace of the most famous of Salsa idols : Ismaël Rivera. Nicknamed the “Sonero Mayor”, he was the leading promoter of a modern version of one of the richest Caribean folklores : The Bomba. A unique dance music, it is a mixture of African rhythms and Spanish music. Puerto Rico, this great reservoir of New York emigrants, has lived on the artistic creations of the Salsa capital. Featuring performances by: Ismaël Rivera, La Sonera Poncena, and El Gran Combo.
A unique serie of 5 episodes devoted to the world of salsa and its origins. A musical trip on the American continent from New York to Cuba, crossing Colombia, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
SALSA OPUS 1 : New York, our Latin thing ep.1/5
SALSA OPUS 2 : Colombia, a tropical country ep.2/5
SALSA OPUS 3 : Puerto Rico, the island of song ep.3/5
SALSA OPUS 4 : Venezuela, a visa for the barrios ep.4/5
SALSA OPUS 5 : Cuba, rum, rhythm and spice ep.5/5