Salsa Opus 4: Venezuela, a visa for the barrios
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
Venezuela has an extremely rich musical past – the rhythms of Soca, Merengue, Calypso, and Steel Bands come together to create a vibrantly original Salsa. But each province has made its contribution – from Barlovento come the drum rhythms of the African community; from Maracaïbo come the followers of Gaïta Zuliana; and from El Callao and the Atlantic coast comes Calypso. Each of these musical influences, whether Afro-Antillais or Latin, have in the Caribbean tradition become integral parts of the c arnivals and dance of Venezuela. Featuring performances by: Oscar D’Leon, Dimension Latina, The Willian Pucci Orchestra, and Complot.
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