In Cuba everything is expressed by music – the declaration of love and the rich harvest, the birth of a child and the loss of a donkey, the longing and the melancholy.
The Cuban music is well-known all over the world but few know what “son” and “bolero” mean, when these styles emerged and where they originated from. Thanks to the great Bulgarian singer Jordanka Hristova we are opening the secret room of Cuban music and the forgotten files where the history of “son” and “bolero” is kept.
CUBA IS MUSIC
2009, 46 min.
Director: Ilian Djevelekov
Writer: Matey Konstantinov
With: Yordanka Hristova, Toni Tano, Enrique Bonne, Omara Portuondo, Chucho Valdes, El Nene
Production: Miramar Film
Festivals & Awards: SOFIA FILM FEST – Documentary Program Out of Competition | TEMECULA VALLEY International Film and Music Festival, California – Documentary Program | Bulgarian Documentary and Animation Film Festival GOLDEN RHYTON, Plovdiv – Competition | International TV Festival GOLDEN CHEST, Plovdiv – Competition | EastSilver Film Market, JIHLAVA – Nominated for Silver Eye Award | World Film Festival of BANGKOK – Music and Dance Section | Romanian International Film Festival CINEBLACKSEA Documentary Competition | CINEPECS International Film Festival – Focus Section | International Festival of Films about Music KAMERaTON, Poland – Main Competition