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Lucumi [videorecording] : the rumbero of Cuba

Barthélémy Fougea presents ; a CANAL+, BORÉALES coproduction ; a film by Tony Gatlif.
Video; DVD
"Lucumi is ten and lives in Havana's black district. Brought up to the beat of drums, he dreams of becoming a great rumbero. With other kids on his block he improvises rumbas on old cans and pots and pans. One Saturday the best of Havana's musicians decide to get together at the 'Solar California' to honor the memory of Chano Pozo, otherwise known as 'the drum of Cuba.' With the rumba beat, Lucumi sings, dances, plays and talks about his life, as if better to express the hardships he's already endured and to have his message heard. On this Saturday he joins up with the great rumberos and wakes up the old spirits of the tumbadora."--From container.
Tony Gatlif
Michael Herrera Duarte, Tata Guines, Pancho Quinto.
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Run Time
27 min.
In Spanish with some English narration and subtitles.
Variant title
Rumbero of Cuba
Kids, music & dance
Series statement
Kids, music & dance
Tony Gatlif, director.
St. Louis, Mo. : Phoenix Learning Group, [2011?], c1998.
Recording information
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995.
Publisher no.
271223 Phoenix Learning Group
1 videodisc (26 min., 37 sec.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. DVD-R.
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