This celebrated film journeys into Cuba's cultural heritage, accompanied by the world famous Cuban rhythms that have seen native musicians gain world-wide respect. Rare footage brings the ethnic heart of Cuba to life with an hypnotic soundtrack from some of the most exciting musicians in the world.
The programme includes music from TIBURON of Son 14 and the sensational Sucra Negra, who take ethnic music of Cuba to the edge of new wave and Sonero of the year Isaac Cruz, whose amazing vocal style has helped fuel the explosion of interest in Cuban music.
Cuba's diverse cultural influences have shaped almost every part of its society, most notably music and dance. For this reason it has one of the world's richest and most original music traditions. Music is not just a passion but an intrinsic part of the Cuban temperament, with Cuba often being dubbed the birth place of rhythm and dance.