Item Details

Sworn to the Drum [videorecording]: A Tribute to Francisco Aguabella

a film by Les Blank
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
A film-portrait of the Afro-Cuban master drummer, Francisco Aguabella. Born in Cuba, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1957 where he made outstanding contributions to Latin popular music while maintaining his roots in traditional Afro-Cuban religious drumming. Film explores Aguabella's role both as a sacred drummer and a figure of historical influence in Latin Jazz, Pop and Fusion. Included are many interviews with musicians who have worked with him and have been influence by his music.
Director
Les Blank
Performers
Francisco Aguabella, Armando Peraza, Carlos "Patato" Valdez, Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Dizzy Gillespie, Daniel Ponce, Bobbi Cespedes, Carlos Santana, John Santos, Katherine Dunham, Robert Farris Thompson.
Release Date
2005
Run Time
35 min.
Language
In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Local Notes
Pricing includes public performance rights for life of tape / dvd. (3/19/12)
Contents
  • Music: Dahomey/Arara
  • Barracon
  • Aluya Pa Change
  • Bata rhythms for yemaya y chango
  • Chacha loque fun pa chango
  • Yoruba chants for chango
  • A la escuela, Nino
  • Coco petao.
ISBN
0933621132, 9780933621138
Credits
Director/photographer, Les Blank ; producer, Tom Luddy ; co-producer and production manager, Chris Simon ; editor, Marianne Yusavage.
Published
El Cerrito, CA : Flower Films, c2005.
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Description
1 videodisc (35 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
Technical Details
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