This short documentary is about a young Cuban band that has recently moved to Canada. The members spend their days learning English and their nights playing and rehearsing their own blend of Cuban salsa music in clubs. The film follows the musicians, capturing their constant discussions about the political situation at home and the problems of citizen engagement in both communist Cuba and democratic Canada.
Ages 14 to 17
Arts Education - Music
Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World
Have students investigate the political system in Cuba. As a research project, have students describe living conditions in Cuba before and after Fidel Castro's revolution. Have students compare and contrast their lives to that of the average Cuban citizen in a personal essay.