Havana Cultura // More documentary screenings announced
February 24, 2016
With our rumba documentary making its way abroad to screens dotted across Europe, we’ve got together a list of all the screenings coming up to make sure no one misses out on a screening at a cinema near them. Running over the course of the next few months, ‘Havana Club Rumba Sessions: La Clave’ is worth checking for anyone interested in learning about the roots of Cuban music.
Produced in collaboration with the Havana Cultura, the film is one part of the latest chapter in the longstanding relationship between Gilles Peterson and Havana Cultura. The film features interviews with key figures across the island’s musical generations. It’s an insight into rumba’s continued significance in a country where a carefully preserved past has long sat side-by-side with exciting innovation.
The film is about tracing the through lines running from slave communities’ spiritual drumming practises, the dancers and musicians who’ve preserved those traditions, through to the younger generation who’ve plucked out and re-contextualised the elements most exciting to them.
Check out the remaining few screening below, don’t miss out!
The Mockingbird Theatre – Birmingham (Buy tickets)
Sun 3rd April 2016 5.00pm – Q&A with Crispin Robinson.*
Cully Jazz – Switzerland (Buy tickets)
Weds 13th April 2016 9.00pm – Introduced by Gilles Peterson + special rumba show from Dayme Arocena.
AB Club – Brussels (Buy tickets)
Weds 20th April 2016 8.00pm
Africa Festival – Wurzburg (Buy tickets)
Tues 26th April 2016 9.30pm
*This screening will be raising money to support the Music Fund for Cuba.