Spirits of Havana

Spirits of Havana

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This feature documentary offers a glimpse of contemporary Cuba’s rich musical culture through the experiences of renowned Canadian soprano sax player and flautist Jane Bunnett. Jane and her husband, trumpeter Larry Cramer, are surrounded by the charm of Old Havana as they connect with some of the city's finest musicians—like singers Bobby Carcasses and Amado Dedeu —for a recording session. Bunnett and Cramer then venture to small towns like Cienfuegos and Camaguey, where they hook up with local musicians and visit music schools. Global music fans will be captivated by the performances of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, a celebrated Afro-Cuban rumba group, and Desandann, a 10-member a cappella choir that sings in Haitian Creole.

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Credits
  • participant
    Jane Bunnett
    Larry Cramer
  • director
    Bay Weyman
    Luis Osvaldo Garcia
  • director of photography
    John Westheuser
  • editor
    Ricardo Acosta
  • producer
    Peter Starr
  • executive producer
    Louise Lore
  • participant
    Tata Güines
    Ernesto Gatell
    Guillermo Rubalcaba
    Papi Oviedo
    Bobby Carcasses
    Amado Dedeu
    Pancho Quinto
    Changuito
    El Nene
    Merceditas Valdés
    Guillermo Barreto
    Los Munequitos
    Los Naranjos
    Desandann
    Victor Arencibia
    Caridad
    Tomas Casanova
    Chabalongo
    Ricardo Tessant de la Cruz
    Rey Amauris Burgos Delis
    Marcos Dias
    Aldo Hernandez Dias
    Joel Fernandez
    Juan Chacon Gonzales
    Gregorio Hernandez
    Lazaro Ligo
    Pedro Lugo Martinez
    Palma
    Thommy Lowry Garcia Rojas
    Oscar Galan Ruiz
    Julio César Gonzalez Simon
    Don Pancho Terry
    Amado Dedeu, Jr.
  • associate producer
    Luis Osvaldo Garcia
  • sound recording engineer
    Todd Fraracci
  • sound mix recording engineer
    Daniel Pellerin
    Peter Kelly
    Todd Beckett
  • sound editor
    Alan Geldart
    Wayne Swingle
  • foley
    Steve Hammond

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