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Spirits of Havana

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Renowned soprano sax player and flautist Jane Bunnett bridges two cultures while creating some of the most joyful sounds in jazz. Join Bunnett as she travels across Cuba with trumpeter Larry Cramer, her husband and musical partner. Surrounded by the charm of Old Havana, Bunnett and Cramer re-connect with old friends and some of the city's finest musicians - like singers Bobby Carcasses and Amado Dedeu - for a recording session. Then Bunnett and Cramer venture east by bus to small towns like Cienfuegos and Camaguey, where they hook up with local musicians and visit music schools to teach jazz and repair broken instruments. Global music fans will be captivated by the performances of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, a celebrated Afro-Cuban rumba group, and Desandann, a 10-member a cappella choir that sings in Haitian Creole.

2000, 90 min 23 s

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