Me dicen Cuba

“Of all the arts, the only one that doesn’t exist is music. Music doesn’t exist. It only exists in the minds and imaginations of men and women. Music begins where words end”. Master musician and composer Sergio Vitier begins the narration of “Me Dicen Cuba” with these striking words, setting the tone for a documentary that explores the universal themes of music (peace, love, friendship, family, community, nation) from the unique perspective of musicians in Cuba today. With the participation of more than seventy of the country’s most prominent music-makers (amongst them, Sergio Vitier himself, Digna Guerra, Vicente Feliu, Alexander Varona, Lazaro García, Kiki Corona, Amaury Perez, Raul Paz, Luna Manzanares, Vania Borges, Baby Lores, Tanmy Lopez, Yadira Estruch, the Buena Fe Duet, Paulo FG, Hector Gutierrez, Silvio Rodriguez), the film presents a portrait of, perhaps, the central form in Cuba’s cultural expression, at a moment of historical change. The end result is scintillating, and thought provoking, in equal measure.

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