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Anacaona [electronic resource]: The Amazing Story of Cuba's Forgotten Girl Band

MVD Entertainment Group
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Formed in 1930s Havana, the all-girl orchestra Anacaona achieved world-wide popularity. Cuchito Castro, and eventually her 11 sisters, took on the male-dominated world of "son" music. Son combines the structure and elements of Spanish cancion, Spanish guitar, African rhythms, and percussion instruments of Bantu origin. At the time it was believed women were not capable of playing son. With concerts in 1938 in New York and Paris, along with films in Mexico, Anacaona rose to international fame, but then faded into obscurity after the Cuban Revolution.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
81 min.
Language
English
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 05, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Amazing Story of Cuba's Forgotten Girl Band
Contents
  • Havana's First All Girl Orchestra (1:25)
  • Witnessing Cuba's Turbulent History (1:28)
  • Navigating Havana's Food System (2:42)
  • Keeping the Anacaona Orchestra Alive (2:16)
  • Anacaona Orchestra at Home (2:09)
  • Anacaona's Musical Beginnings (3:48)
  • Havana Girls on European Tour (2:55)
  • Castro Sisters' Musical Education (3:06)
  • Cooking in Havana (2:30)
  • Castro Family's' Economic Hardship (2:32)
  • Forming the Anacaonda Orchestra (1:55)
  • Meeting Anacaona Orchestra Admirers (2:31)
  • Anacaona Orchestra Dating Stories (3:40)
  • Cuba in Transition (2:47)
  • Becoming a State Orchestra (3:47)
  • Memories of Havana's All-Female Band (2:38)
  • Credits: Anacaona: The Amazing Story of Cuba's Forgotten Girl Band (1:08)
  • "Mambo Habanero" (3:25)
  • Documenting Cuba's Forgotten GIrl Band (1:35)
  • "Hoy" (3:09)
  • Havana Retirement Home Jam Session (4:08)
  • "Cicuta Tibia" (3:37)
  • "Maleficio" (3:44)
  • "Espiritu Burlon" (3:40)
  • "Cielo Y Sol" (4:30)
  • "Mambo Mambi" (2:43)
  • "Besame Aqui" (3:07)
  • "Quiereme Y Veras" (3:22)
  • Credits: Anacaonda Orchestra, Recording Sessions 1937-53 (0:42)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2010.
Publisher no.
51202 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (81 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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