11.8.2008 | Wuppertal | Café ADA | 10:45 p.m.
tickets at the box office
 

THE FILM BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

Wim Wenders in Cuba
Followed by SALSA PICANTE Düsseldorf, Cuba
Salsa und Son de Cuba


The plaster peels from the walls and the paint is yellowed. Havana, Cuba's capital city, a monument of the past, a living history, life's everyday burden and vitality. Embodied by music, the "Son Cubano", in a very special way. Wim Wenders has captured on film how the music ethnologist, blues and folk guitarist Ry Cooder enabled the grandfathers of Son to gain new strength, how he produced their songs to tour the entire world with them to perform. The first Buena Vista Social Club CD appeared in 1997. In 1999 Wenders produced his documentary film of the same name. The old men sing, play, dance and entertain with their music, stories, comments, winks and their mere presence. Wim Wenders accompanied the aged ensemble with his film team to performances in Amsterdam and was with them at the final concert of the tour at the Carnegie Hall in New York. Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer and Ruben Gonzales are just a few names of the old fun-loving men: their music remains lively.
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SALSA PICANTE 
Salsa and Son de Cuba
Dusseldorf, Cuba

Roberto Herrador - vocals, bongo
Jorge Anchieta - vocals, guitar
Alfonso “Poncho” Valdes - timbales
Thomas Kukulies - vocals, conga
Günther Rink - bass
Georg Corman - piano

Salsa Picante, formed in Dusseldorf in 1981, was one of the first European bands to present Afro-Cuban music on a new level. This was only made possible by direct contact with this music's masters. A few dates from the band’s early years clearly express the concept's development:
1983 Cuban tour/ 1984 German tour with Guillermo Marchena (Curaçao) and Wito Rodriguez (Puerto Rico)/ 1985 concert with Irakere (Cuba), Ruben Blades, Tito Puente (New York)/ 1986 concert with Eddie Palmieri in Munich/ 1987 TV production with New York singer and poet Miguel Algarin/ 1990 LP/CD “Havana Club”, recorded live in collaboration with Joe Gallardo, USA and Javier Plaza, Venezuela/ 1991/92 Nicky Marrero (USA), Amadito Valdes (Cuba), Jesus Santos (Cuba)

Wim Wenders und Compay Segundo / Salsa Picante
   Foto: © Oliver Eltinger
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