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Salsa Opus

    • Salsa Opus: the 5 episodes serie

      A documentary directed by .

      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

      In the melting pot of New York, Salsa has achieved the dream of General Bolivar: “To unite under a single banner, in [...]

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    • Salsa Opus 1: New York, our Latin thing

      A documentary directed by .

      In the melting pot of New York, Salsa has achieved the dream of General Bolivar: “To unite under a single banner, in the heart of a single culture people as different as Colombians, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans”. New York Salsa is a profoundly Latin music which has allowed these up-rooted [...]

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    • Salsa Opus 2: Colombia, a tropical country

      A documentary directed by .

      In Colombia, the already “spicy” Cuban Salsa is enriched with the country’s own traditional music and dances. The two cities of Cali and Barranquilla constantly compete for the title of “Salsa Capital” at their fairs, shows, and carnivals. The old steamboats that once lined the harbours have since beenreplaced by [...]

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    • Salsa Opus 3: Puerto Rico, the island of song ep.3/5

      A documentary directed by .

      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 [...]

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    • Salsa Opus 4: Venezuela, a visa for the barrios

      A documentary directed by .

      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 [...]

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    • Salsa Opus 5: Cuba, rum, rhythm and spice ep.5/5

      A documentary directed by .

      The history of Cuba lies in the smoke of its tobacco, the sweetness of its sugar, and the rhythms of its music. Guitars and white sugar, drums and black tobacco – ever since the 16th century, these elements have combined to enhance Cuba’s creative ferveur. Today, “afé au lait”, Bongo, [...]

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