Playing Lecuona: Chucho Valdes, Michel Camilo, Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Directed by: Pavel Giroud, Juan Manuel Villar Betancort
Pianist Michel Camilo in person for Q&A!
@ IFC Center – Show@ 7:30PM
PLAYING LECUONA is a musical journey though the works and living spaces of Ernesto Lecuona, the internationally acclaimed pianist and piano composer from Latin America. Serving as guides through Lecuona’s music are the three most gifted Latin Jazz pianists in the world: Chucho Valdes, Michel Camilo, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Valdes fuses Latin Jazz together with Afro-Cuban rhythms in Lecuona’s native Havana; Camilo recreates elegant aural soundscapes in New York and the Canary Islands; and Rebalcaba fuses Jazz and Flamenco in Seville, the heart of Andalusia-Spain and a source of great inspiration to Lecuona. Together, these three musicians provide a rich portrait of Lecuona’s music and its influence.
“Winner: Best Documentary” – Montreal World Film Festival