Routes of rhythm, part 2
NamesBelafonte, Harry, 1927- (Host)Oviedo, Isaac, 1902-1986 (Performer)López, Orestes, 1908- (Performer)Jorrín, Enrique (Performer)Rosow, Eugene (Producer)Dratch, Howard (Producer)Blank, Les (Director)Tropicana (Night club : Havana, Cuba) (Event place)Rosow, Eugene (Director)Dratch, Howard (Director)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1989
Table of ContentsDevelopment of Afro-Cuban music in Cuba, its relationship to political events, and its discovery by American visitors such as Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Interviews with and/or performances by the Martí Sisters; guitarist Isaac Oviedo; Orestes López, who composed the first mambo; and Enrique Jorrín, composer of the first cha-cha-cha; and the Orquesta Anacaona, an all-female group of singers and musicians. The blending of jazz and Cuban music is traced, from its beginnings in the 1880s with W. C. Handy and its continuation in the 1920s with Louis Armstrong. Dances depicted include the rumba, mambo, and cha-cha-cha, as well as dance performances at the Tropicana nightclub in Havana and at a parade.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3218Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3385 cassette 2 (former)
TopicsGottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971Rumba (Dance)Mambo (Dance)Cha-cha (Dance)Music -- Latin AmericaMusic -- CubaDance -- CubaProcessionsLatin Americans
GenresTelevision programsMotion picturesDocumentary filmsFilmed danceFilmed performancesMusic
NotesCreation/production credits: Presented by KCET-TV/Los Angeles. Producers/directors: Eugene Rosow and Howard Dratch. New York and Cuban music and dance sequences directed and photographed by Les Blank. Writer: Linda Post. Host: Harry Belafonte.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (57 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionPart 2 of a three-part documentary on the history and development of Afro-Cuban music in Cuba and the United States, profusely illustrated with footage of ritual, social, and theatrical music and dance, drawn from archival sources or filmed on location.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY936006849-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174586Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 452a7bb0-b3bb-0136-0bb3-75742e4612bc
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