Sunday 21 November
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Lorenzo DeStefano I USA-Cuba I 2002 I 1h19m I Spanish with English subtitles I Doc I N/C 15+
Music, history and emotion fuel this award-winning tribute to Los Zafiros – the Beatles of 1960s Cuba
To those whose lives they briefly touched, Los Zafiros are legends. A musical phenomenon molded by their time and place, The Sapphires caused a sensation in Havana and beyond throughout the 1960s aTo those whose lives they briefly touched, Los Zafiros are legends. A musical phenomenon moulded by their time and place, The Sapphires caused a sensation in Havana and beyond throughout the 1960s and into the early ’70s. Though they enjoyed international acclaim, touring widely throughout Europe, Los Zafiros have remained in relative obscurity throughout the U.S. as a result of the political climate of the cold war.
Their brilliant mix of American-inspired Doo-wop touched by Afro-Cuban rhythms, Salsa, Son and other traditional Latin forms shaped the beginnings of the world music genre.
Los Zafiros – Music from the Edge of Time explores the memories of Manuel Galban and Miguel Cancio, the two surviving members of Los Zafiros, as they are reunited in Havana. The film also features the perspectives of numerous Zafiros family members in Miami and Havana, international musicologists and musical colleagues of the group.