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  3. RADIO ANNOUNCER IN SPANISH:
  4. It is with deep sorrow and sympathy
  5.  
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  8. that I must inform our country
  9. that today,
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  13. the Commander in Chief
  14. of the Cuban Revolution,
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  18. Fidel Castro Ruz, has passed away.
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  22. NEWSREADER IN SPANISH:
  23. To honor Fidel Castro's death,
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  27. Cuba declares nine days
  28. of national mourning.
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  32. - Compay Segundo came here?
  33. - Compay Segundo never came here.
  34.  
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  37. - He never came?
  38. - Segundo was near 60th.
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  42. They told him,
  43. "Buena Vista Social Club is that way."
  44.  
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  47. - And he went that way?
  48. - Yes. That came out in a documentary.
  49.  
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  52. He never came to
  53. Buena Vista Social Club.
  54.  
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  57. He never set foot in it.
  58.  
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  61. - And this is the place?
  62. - This is the place.
  63.  
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  66. This is the real thing.
  67.  
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  70. This is the real
  71. Buena Vista Social Club.
  72.  
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  75. This is the place where it used to be.
  76. The society for black people.
  77.  
  78. 17
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  80. People... For workers. Black workers.
  81.  
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  84. And it's a famous place, but it used to
  85. be a very famous place in the past, too.
  86.  
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  89. Not only now, right now, after these
  90. sessions, and the album and everything.
  91.  
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  94. It used to be,
  95. really, an important place.
  96.  
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  99. - This was the cloakroom.
  100. - Right.
  101.  
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  104. People would arrive...
  105.  
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  108. They'd arrive here
  109. and check their coats and hats.
  110.  
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  113. Then, they would start dancing.
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  117. All ofthis area
  118. was the Buena Vista Social Club.
  119.  
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  122. It was a society for black people.
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  126. They used to perform here, and they used
  127. to dance here, as well.
  128.  
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  131. And right now, it is a gym.
  132. And very modern, by the way.
  133.  
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  136. - It was a huge dance hall.
  137. - Imagine that this wall didn't exist.
  138.  
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  141. This is the original floor. And on this
  142. floor, the people used to dance,
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  146. and they enjoyed life.
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  150. (PIANO PLAYS)
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  154. (AUDIENCE WHISTLING, CHEERING)
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  158. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS)
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  162. IBRAHIM FERRER:
  163. Like in a film or in a dream...
  164.  
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  167. Now? You're going to be famous now?
  168.  
  169. 37
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  171. Now your voice is messed up
  172. and you can barely walk?
  173.  
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  176. When you have to walk with a cane
  177. and everything?
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  181. Now?
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  185. Well, what do these people know,
  186. really, about Cuba?
  187.  
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  190. What do they know
  191. about the history of our country?
  192.  
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  195. What do they know
  196. about the things we have been through?
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  200. FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Is this
  201. turned on? Can you hear me? Very well.
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  205. OK, well, many thanks for coming.
  206.  
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  209. Welcome to this press conference
  210. for the first-ever live performances
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  214. ofthe Buena Vista Social Club.
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  218. The album has now sold nearly
  219. half a million records worldwide.
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  223. It's been awarded a Grammy,
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  227. and Wim Wenders is here filming
  228. for a documentary.
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  232. - How did it all take off, initially?
  233. - NICK GOLD: Sorry, I don't understand.
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  237. He's saying what was your path?
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  241. Oh, right. Together with Juan de Marcos
  242.  
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  245. we'd already discussed doing
  246. a big band album,
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  250. with the style ofthe Fifties.
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  254. At the same time,
  255. we wanted to do an album
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  259. with musicians from the east of Cuba,
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  263. together with some African guitarists.
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  267. | asked Ry if he'd want to come along,
  268. and he said, "Yes."
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  272. But then, the Africans didn't
  273. show up, so we did what we did.
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  277. JUAN DE MARCOS:
  278. I wanted to present a project
  279.  
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  282. based on the Cuban roots
  283. and based on our ancestors.
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  287. Nick and me, we were talking,
  288.  
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  291. and he said, "Yes,
  292. I'd like to do this project with you. "
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  296. NICK GOLD: Ry Cooder's a hero of mine.
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  300. It was in the days of faxes, so I sent
  301. a fax to Ry to explain what I was doing.
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  305. Immediately, a call came in,
  306. and the receptionist said,
  307.  
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  310. "There's a call for you on line two."
  311.  
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  314. I said, "OK. Who is it?"
  315. And they said, "It's Ry Cooder."
  316.  
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  318. 00:08:03,920 --> 00:08:05,911
  319. So I picked up the phone,
  320. "Yeah, very funny. Ry Cooder."
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  324. I picked up the phone and said hello,
  325. and the voice came down the phone,
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  329. "Is that Nick Gold?" And I was, "Ah."
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  333. The studio's wonderful.
  334. As soon as you walk in,
  335.  
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  338. you feel very much at home here.
  339.  
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  342. The drawbacks are quite funny, really.
  343.  
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  346. The main drawback we're having at
  347. the moment is rain coming in the roof.
  348.  
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  351. There's a history here. Music has been
  352. recorded here for 50 years.
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  356. I don't know. Maybe I'm romancing it,
  357. but I think you can feel it.
  358.  
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  361. When I was at school,
  362. I was working at a jazz shop in London.
  363.  
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  366. And I found a record
  367. by a guy called Arsenio Rodriguez.
  368.  
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  371. It was unlike anything I'd ever heard,
  372. and I fell in love with Cuban music.
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  376. Hi.
  377.  
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  380. This is where all the tapes are,
  381. for the last 40 years.
  382.  
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  385. You've got recordings of everyone.
  386.  
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  388. 00:09:10,360 --> 00:09:11,509
  389. It's beautiful.
  390.  
  391. 85
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  393. When Marcus started telling me
  394. of his dream project, and he said,
  395.  
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  398. "You know, this pianist is alive
  399. and playing, in Cuba."
  400.  
  401. 87
  402. 00:09:19,600 --> 00:09:22,239
  403. And then he'd say, "This trumpet player
  404. is alive and playing in Cuba."
  405.  
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  408. I assumed that none ofthem would be
  409. playing or that they would be dead.
  410.  
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  413. He said he'd found Arsenio's
  414. original pianist,
  415.  
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  417. 00:09:29,320 --> 00:09:31,038
  418. Rubén Gonzalez.
  419.  
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  421. 00:09:38,000 --> 00:09:43,916
  422. I lived two doors down from Arsenio
  423.  
  424. 92
  425. 00:09:44,040 --> 00:09:47,157
  426. and I'd hear him playing his tres
  427. every day.
  428.  
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  430. 00:09:49,200 --> 00:09:51,714
  431. He said, "Come over here."
  432. He was blind.
  433.  
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  435. 00:09:51,840 --> 00:09:54,195
  436. He ran his hand over my face, like so.
  437.  
  438. 95
  439. 00:09:57,120 --> 00:10:00,795
  440. I asked him, "What?" And he said,
  441. "You're a handsome guy."
  442.  
  443. 96
  444. 00:10:00,920 --> 00:10:05,038
  445. So, I told him, "No, man.
  446. Ijust really like music."
  447.  
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  449. 00:10:05,160 --> 00:10:09,039
  450. He nicknamed me Pretty Boy,
  451. and Ijoined his band the next week.
  452.  
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  454. 00:10:09,440 --> 00:10:14,514
  455. J‘ Come here, my dark-skinned woman,
  456. I'm going to die, my dark-skinned woman
  457.  
  458. 99
  459. 00:10:14,640 --> 00:10:18,997
  460. J‘ Come here, my dark-skinned woman
  461. I'm going to die, my dark-skinned woman
  462.  
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  464. 00:10:19,200 --> 00:10:23,796
  465. Up to the Forties,
  466. it was forbidden to play congas in Cuba.
  467.  
  468. 101
  469. 00:10:23,920 --> 00:10:26,070
  470. It reminded people ofthe power,
  471.  
  472. 102
  473. 00:10:26,200 --> 00:10:31,194
  474. the sound ofthe drums ofthe original
  475. Africans during the times of slavery.
  476.  
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  478. 00:10:31,320 --> 00:10:35,711
  479. The first one that introduced the congas
  480. in his band was Arsenio Rodriguez.
  481.  
  482. 104
  483. 00:10:36,680 --> 00:10:39,956
  484. Arsenio is one of the greatest
  485. Cuban musicians in our history.
  486.  
  487. 105
  488. 00:10:40,080 --> 00:10:45,074
  489. He created the foundation of everything.
  490. Of salsa, of mambo,
  491.  
  492. 106
  493. 00:10:45,200 --> 00:10:50,115
  494. of everything that's happening in
  495. danceable Latin music worldwide.
  496.  
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  498. 00:10:56,680 --> 00:11:01,754
  499. I'd perform, and he'd say, "Do it like
  500. this, not that. It'll sound better."
  501.  
  502. 108
  503. 00:11:01,880 --> 00:11:05,316
  504. And I became a master of Cuban music.
  505.  
  506. 109
  507. 00:11:05,440 --> 00:11:10,070
  508. I had a piano, but over time,
  509. termites got into the wood.
  510.  
  511. 110
  512. 00:11:10,200 --> 00:11:14,432
  513. The little creatures
  514. started eating away at the wood,
  515.  
  516. 111
  517. 00:11:14,560 --> 00:11:16,755
  518. and eventually
  519. they destroyed the piano.
  520.  
  521. 112
  522. 00:11:18,000 --> 00:11:21,390
  523. NICK GOLD: The door was unlocked,
  524. and he literally ran to the piano.
  525.  
  526. 113
  527. 00:11:21,520 --> 00:11:25,035
  528. Well, ran as, as much as he could. He
  529. wasn't... You know, he was an old man.
  530.  
  531. 114
  532. 00:11:27,720 --> 00:11:30,712
  533. JUAN DE MARCOS: I wanted to have
  534. the most important Cuban trumpet player
  535.  
  536. 115
  537. 00:11:30,840 --> 00:11:33,070
  538. of the last 40 years...
  539.  
  540. 116
  541. 00:11:33,480 --> 00:11:35,277
  542. Guajiro Mirabal.
  543.  
  544. 117
  545. 00:11:35,880 --> 00:11:37,757
  546. I worked at The Tropicana
  547. for 30 years.
  548.  
  549. 118
  550. 00:11:37,880 --> 00:11:44,319
  551. I have devoted myself to be
  552. an inspiration for Cuban music.
  553.  
  554. 119
  555. 00:11:45,720 --> 00:11:49,759
  556. Not to toot my own horn, but
  557. I was the best in Cuba. Really, I was.
  558.  
  559. 120
  560. 00:11:54,000 --> 00:11:55,752
  561. Eliades Ochoa.
  562.  
  563. 121
  564. 00:11:57,240 --> 00:11:59,151
  565. What's up, cowboy? Good to see you.
  566.  
  567. 122
  568. 00:11:59,280 --> 00:12:02,750
  569. JUAN DE MARCOS: Eliades Ochoa
  570. is like the flag of country music.
  571.  
  572. 123
  573. 00:12:02,880 --> 00:12:06,793
  574. This is my neighborhood. I was born
  575. just down the road from here.
  576.  
  577. 124
  578. 00:12:07,840 --> 00:12:09,558
  579. I was born here,
  580. in the humble mountains
  581.  
  582. 125
  583. 00:12:09,680 --> 00:12:11,193
  584. ofthe province of Santiago de Cuba.
  585.  
  586. 126
  587. 00:12:11,320 --> 00:12:13,959
  588. - J‘ I'm a guajiro
  589. - J‘ l was born just over there
  590.  
  591. 127
  592. 00:12:14,080 --> 00:12:15,798
  593. In Santiago, there's something...
  594.  
  595. 128
  596. 00:12:15,920 --> 00:12:20,232
  597. We are a fusion of Spanish
  598. with African and Cubans.
  599.  
  600. 129
  601. 00:12:20,360 --> 00:12:24,911
  602. In every corner, there is someone
  603. playing a guitar or a conga.
  604.  
  605. 130
  606. 00:12:27,480 --> 00:12:29,835
  607. Here, you drink rum without ice.
  608.  
  609. 131
  610. 00:12:30,840 --> 00:12:33,752
  611. People party into the early hours.
  612.  
  613. 132
  614. 00:12:36,440 --> 00:12:41,150
  615. My mum didn't have a job, nor did my
  616. dad, and there were six of us kids.
  617.  
  618. 133
  619. 00:12:41,280 --> 00:12:43,510
  620. Life was hard. Very hard.
  621.  
  622. 134
  623. 00:12:44,240 --> 00:12:50,759
  624. When I was a kid, I earned a living
  625. playing in the brothels and bars.
  626.  
  627. 135
  628. 00:12:51,280 --> 00:12:53,794
  629. This was the red-light district.
  630.  
  631. 136
  632. 00:12:54,120 --> 00:12:59,877
  633. All these streets here had rooms,
  634. side by side, full of prostitutes.
  635.  
  636. 137
  637. 00:13:00,400 --> 00:13:01,628
  638. They helped me a lot.
  639.  
  640. 138
  641. 00:13:04,920 --> 00:13:06,911
  642. J‘ I am Afro-Cuban
  643.  
  644. 139
  645. 00:13:07,040 --> 00:13:09,838
  646. JUAN DE MARCOS: Pio Leyva
  647. was one of the greatest soneros.
  648.  
  649. 140
  650. 00:13:09,960 --> 00:13:11,712
  651. PIO LEYVA: Nobody taught me how to sing.
  652.  
  653. 141
  654. 00:13:11,840 --> 00:13:15,719
  655. I sing because... I don't know.
  656. It comes from my heart.
  657.  
  658. 142
  659. 00:13:16,440 --> 00:13:19,113
  660. JUAN DE MARCOS: The main bass
  661. player of the old generation
  662.  
  663. 143
  664. 00:13:19,240 --> 00:13:23,028
  665. was definitely Cachaito L6pez.
  666.  
  667. 144
  668. 00:13:23,160 --> 00:13:25,628
  669. CACHAITO LOPEZ: The violin
  670. was my instrument of choice,
  671.  
  672. 145
  673. 00:13:25,760 --> 00:13:31,118
  674. but my grandfather forced me to learn
  675. bass, because it's a family tradition.
  676.  
  677. 146
  678. 00:13:32,160 --> 00:13:35,232
  679. My family has 30 bass players,
  680. approximately.
  681.  
  682. 147
  683. 00:13:38,920 --> 00:13:39,955
  684. Barbarito Torres.
  685.  
  686. 148
  687. 00:13:40,080 --> 00:13:43,390
  688. JUAN DE MARCOS: He is the greatest
  689. lute player of his generation.
  690.  
  691. 149
  692. 00:13:44,400 --> 00:13:48,075
  693. BARBARITO TORRES: My godfather was
  694. one of Cuba's greatest lute players:
  695.  
  696. 150
  697. 00:13:48,200 --> 00:13:49,315
  698. Luciano Monet.
  699.  
  700. 151
  701. 00:13:50,760 --> 00:13:54,753
  702. So, at the age often,
  703. I was given a lute.
  704.  
  705. 152
  706. 00:13:54,880 --> 00:14:00,910
  707. I started to incorporate different
  708. styles into country music: funk, rock.
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  710. 153
  711. 00:14:01,040 --> 00:14:02,314
  712. (WHISTLING, CHEERING)
  713.  
  714. 154
  715. 00:14:02,440 --> 00:14:05,034
  716. Then they started calling me
  717. the Jimi Hendrix ofthe lute.
  718.  
  719. 155
  720. 00:14:05,160 --> 00:14:08,357
  721. Here, in my head,
  722. there's an ocean of music.
  723.  
  724. 156
  725. 00:14:09,360 --> 00:14:14,434
  726. When I improvise it all mixes together,
  727. and what comes out is my creation.
  728.  
  729. 157
  730. 00:14:14,560 --> 00:14:17,154
  731. ANNOUNCER: Barbarito has gone crazy.
  732.  
  733. 158
  734. 00:14:17,280 --> 00:14:19,157
  735. SINGER: When I arrived
  736. at the recording studio,
  737.  
  738. 159
  739. 00:14:19,280 --> 00:14:24,877
  740. Ry Cooder told me to listen to a tape
  741. and copy the musician's style exactly.
  742.  
  743. 160
  744. 00:14:25,000 --> 00:14:28,276
  745. When he played the tape, there was
  746. a traditional Cuban song on it...
  747.  
  748. 161
  749. 00:14:28,400 --> 00:14:29,958
  750. (SINGS IN SPANISH)
  751.  
  752. 162
  753. 00:14:31,240 --> 00:14:35,791
  754. There was a lute solo in the song.
  755. When I heard it, I said, "That's me."
  756.  
  757. 163
  758. 00:14:36,720 --> 00:14:39,029
  759. The musician on Ry's tape was me.
  760.  
  761. 164
  762. 00:14:48,280 --> 00:14:53,274
  763. I'm 90 years old and then some.
  764. So, what's my secret?
  765.  
  766. 165
  767. 00:14:53,400 --> 00:14:56,790
  768. - Your secret is what interests me.
  769. - Don't overindulge.
  770.  
  771. 166
  772. 00:14:56,920 --> 00:14:59,718
  773. - Don't overindulge in anything.
  774. - In anything.
  775.  
  776. 167
  777. 00:14:59,840 --> 00:15:00,875
  778. (ALL LAUGH)
  779.  
  780. 168
  781. 00:15:07,480 --> 00:15:11,439
  782. Look, look. Listen up.
  783.  
  784. 169
  785. 00:15:11,560 --> 00:15:15,519
  786. For example, if I'm having chicken,
  787. I only eat a small portion,
  788.  
  789. 170
  790. 00:15:15,640 --> 00:15:18,712
  791. so that I don't get bored
  792. with what I'm eating.
  793.  
  794. 171
  795. 00:15:18,840 --> 00:15:23,789
  796. That way, the next day, I'll still have
  797. the desire to go back to that chicken.
  798.  
  799. 172
  800. 00:15:23,920 --> 00:15:26,753
  801. (COMMOTION, LAUGHTER)
  802.  
  803. 173
  804. 00:15:26,880 --> 00:15:30,714
  805. - The second secret.
  806. - The second secret deals with love.
  807.  
  808. 174
  809. 00:15:30,840 --> 00:15:35,550
  810. - That's what I'm interested in.
  811. - When it comes to love,
  812.  
  813. 175
  814. 00:15:35,680 --> 00:15:37,557
  815. I use the same strategy
  816. as when I eat chicken.
  817.  
  818. 176
  819. 00:15:37,680 --> 00:15:39,079
  820. (ALL LAUGH)
  821.  
  822. 177
  823. 00:15:41,440 --> 00:15:46,468
  824. Compay is like being in front
  825. of a Bible, because he knew everything.
  826.  
  827. 178
  828. 00:15:46,600 --> 00:15:48,079
  829. He was living for a century.
  830.  
  831. 179
  832. 00:15:48,200 --> 00:15:51,078
  833. I'm one ofthe original son players
  834. from Santiago.
  835.  
  836. 180
  837. 00:15:51,200 --> 00:15:55,193
  838. The music I play is son,
  839. and I'm not going to stop now.
  840.  
  841. 181
  842. 00:15:55,320 --> 00:15:56,389
  843. (CLICKS FINGERS)
  844.  
  845. 182
  846. 00:15:56,520 --> 00:15:58,476
  847. (SON MUSIC INTRO)
  848.  
  849. 183
  850. 00:16:16,800 --> 00:16:20,270
  851. JUAN DE MARCOS: Son music represents
  852. the essence of the Cuban people.
  853.  
  854. 184
  855. 00:16:20,400 --> 00:16:26,270
  856. For us Cubans, music is like our food.
  857. When we have had really tough times,
  858.  
  859. 185
  860. 00:16:26,400 --> 00:16:31,554
  861. we have created styles of music
  862. that helped our people to survive.
  863.  
  864. 186
  865. 00:16:31,680 --> 00:16:37,118
  866. Son is the music of the late slaves,
  867. during the end of the 19th century.
  868.  
  869. 187
  870. 00:16:37,240 --> 00:16:41,392
  871. People from different parts of Africa
  872. brought their kind of music,
  873.  
  874. 188
  875. 00:16:41,520 --> 00:16:44,717
  876. which mixed with European music.
  877.  
  878. 189
  879. 00:16:45,840 --> 00:16:50,550
  880. Well, in fact, son is the root of all
  881. danceable tropical music
  882.  
  883. 190
  884. 00:16:50,680 --> 00:16:52,636
  885. in the whole of the Americas.
  886.  
  887. 191
  888. 00:16:58,080 --> 00:17:03,029
  889. COMPAY SEGUNDO:
  890. l was born here in 1907.
  891.  
  892. 192
  893. 00:17:03,160 --> 00:17:08,314
  894. People would play son into the morning.
  895.  
  896. 193
  897. 00:17:08,440 --> 00:17:15,357
  898. We have a saying, "until the hot
  899. chocolate", meaning until sunrise.
  900.  
  901. 194
  902. 00:17:17,400 --> 00:17:20,836
  903. I created the duo Los Compadres,
  904. "the buddies".
  905.  
  906. 195
  907. 00:17:20,960 --> 00:17:25,158
  908. The one who sang lead was Compa y Primo,
  909. or Buddy Number One,
  910.  
  911. 196
  912. 00:17:25,280 --> 00:17:26,838
  913. and since I sang second vocals,
  914.  
  915. 197
  916. 00:17:26,960 --> 00:17:29,030
  917. l was Compa y Segundo,
  918. or Buddy Number Two.
  919.  
  920. 198
  921. 00:17:42,680 --> 00:17:46,150
  922. Somebody told me,
  923. "You should be in Havana.
  924.  
  925. 199
  926. 00:17:46,280 --> 00:17:49,158
  927. People love your guitar playing. "
  928.  
  929. 200
  930. 00:17:54,880 --> 00:18:00,079
  931. J‘ Mama, I want to know
  932. where those singers are from
  933.  
  934. 201
  935. 00:18:00,200 --> 00:18:04,079
  936. So, whatldid
  937. was travel as far as Bayamo.
  938.  
  939. 202
  940. 00:18:05,760 --> 00:18:09,594
  941. And in Bayamo,
  942. I went straight to the cigar factory.
  943.  
  944. 203
  945. 00:18:10,600 --> 00:18:14,309
  946. I had learned how to roll cigars
  947. by the time I was 14.
  948.  
  949. 204
  950. 00:18:14,440 --> 00:18:17,910
  951. l'd work until I made enough money
  952. to pay my bus fare to Las Tunas.
  953.  
  954. 205
  955. 00:18:21,040 --> 00:18:25,750
  956. J‘ Ay mami, where are they from?
  957. Are they from Havana?
  958.  
  959. 206
  960. 00:18:25,880 --> 00:18:30,476
  961. J‘ Are they from Santiago?
  962. From the noble land?
  963.  
  964. 207
  965. 00:18:30,600 --> 00:18:33,478
  966. J‘ They are from the mountains, Santiago
  967.  
  968. 208
  969. 00:18:33,600 --> 00:18:35,636
  970. J‘ And sing on the plains, Havana
  971.  
  972. 209
  973. 00:18:35,760 --> 00:18:37,671
  974. J‘ You'll see, you'll see
  975.  
  976. 210
  977. 00:18:40,320 --> 00:18:44,757
  978. Eventually, [got to Havana, in 1934.
  979.  
  980. 211
  981. 00:18:52,440 --> 00:18:55,193
  982. Havana was a really happening place.
  983.  
  984. 212
  985. 00:19:00,720 --> 00:19:06,829
  986. There was a lot of music in the cafes
  987. and social clubs.
  988.  
  989. 213
  990. 00:19:06,960 --> 00:19:11,238
  991. There were social clubs for whites
  992. and social clubs for blacks.
  993.  
  994. 214
  995. 00:19:13,120 --> 00:19:16,874
  996. During the Thirties,
  997. the racism was really tough.
  998.  
  999. 215
  1000. 00:19:17,160 --> 00:19:20,994
  1001. My dad was a musician.
  1002. He performed with Arsenio.
  1003.  
  1004. 216
  1005. 00:19:21,120 --> 00:19:25,398
  1006. He had to play for one peso
  1007. until the last drunk left the party.
  1008.  
  1009. 217
  1010. 00:19:26,960 --> 00:19:32,193
  1011. Black musicians were not able to play
  1012. in societies for white people.
  1013.  
  1014. 218
  1015. 00:19:32,320 --> 00:19:36,438
  1016. There were social clubs
  1017. for black people, poor black people,
  1018.  
  1019. 219
  1020. 00:19:36,560 --> 00:19:38,312
  1021. for example,
  1022. the Buena Vista Social Club.
  1023.  
  1024. 220
  1025. 00:19:38,960 --> 00:19:40,871
  1026. CACHAITO LOPEZ:
  1027. The most popular was Buena Vista.
  1028.  
  1029. 221
  1030. 00:19:41,000 --> 00:19:44,549
  1031. The dance hall was small,
  1032. but the patio was enormous.
  1033.  
  1034. 222
  1035. 00:19:45,920 --> 00:19:48,593
  1036. I was playing in clubs
  1037. just about every day.
  1038.  
  1039. 223
  1040. 00:19:49,480 --> 00:19:50,879
  1041. RUBEN GONZALEZ: In the cabarets,
  1042.  
  1043. 224
  1044. 00:19:51,000 --> 00:19:53,150
  1045. the orchestras
  1046. were always made up of white people.
  1047.  
  1048. 225
  1049. 00:19:53,320 --> 00:19:57,632
  1050. Over at the National, there were always
  1051. blacks, but not too dark.
  1052.  
  1053. 226
  1054. 00:19:57,760 --> 00:19:59,512
  1055. They would choose and say,
  1056.  
  1057. 227
  1058. 00:19:59,640 --> 00:20:03,349
  1059. "Sir, look for someone lighter,
  1060. someone less black."
  1061.  
  1062. 228
  1063. 00:20:06,040 --> 00:20:10,352
  1064. This used to be a social club.
  1065. It was a phenomenon.
  1066.  
  1067. 229
  1068. 00:20:11,440 --> 00:20:15,991
  1069. I played in the orchestra here
  1070. when I was 17 years old.
  1071.  
  1072. 230
  1073. 00:20:17,680 --> 00:20:21,639
  1074. There is a saying that says:
  1075. "To remember is to relive."
  1076.  
  1077. 231
  1078. 00:20:23,320 --> 00:20:26,392
  1079. NICK GOLD: You'd walk around
  1080. the studio. You'd hear Rubén playing.
  1081.  
  1082. 232
  1083. 00:20:26,520 --> 00:20:29,830
  1084. You'd walk a little bit further,
  1085. and Compay would be constructing
  1086.  
  1087. 233
  1088. 00:20:29,960 --> 00:20:33,555
  1089. or playing one of his sort of
  1090. miniature masterpieces.
  1091.  
  1092. 234
  1093. 00:20:33,680 --> 00:20:36,877
  1094. A little bit further,
  1095. Eliades is playing some guajira.
  1096.  
  1097. 235
  1098. 00:20:37,000 --> 00:20:38,479
  1099. It was just all ofthis stuff.
  1100.  
  1101. 236
  1102. 00:20:38,600 --> 00:20:42,309
  1103. Ry had this tiny little Dictaphone.
  1104. He'd walk round the studio and record.
  1105.  
  1106. 237
  1107. 00:20:42,440 --> 00:20:44,590
  1108. The next day he'd come, and he'd go,
  1109. "What about this one?"
  1110.  
  1111. 238
  1112. 00:20:44,720 --> 00:20:47,280
  1113. And Ry said, "Can we find a singer
  1114. with a softer voice?"
  1115.  
  1116. 239
  1117. 00:20:47,400 --> 00:20:52,838
  1118. Barbarito said, "Ibrahim Ferrer,
  1119. the one who sang with Los Bocucos."
  1120.  
  1121. 240
  1122. 00:20:54,040 --> 00:20:57,157
  1123. J‘ l'll speak to you with my kisses
  1124.  
  1125. 241
  1126. 00:20:57,640 --> 00:21:00,552
  1127. J‘ Sol won't have the sadness
  1128.  
  1129. 242
  1130. 00:21:00,680 --> 00:21:06,277
  1131. J‘ Of being separated from you
  1132.  
  1133. 243
  1134. 00:21:06,400 --> 00:21:09,039
  1135. J‘ So, trust me...
  1136.  
  1137. 244
  1138. 00:21:09,160 --> 00:21:11,879
  1139. I was at home cleaning shoes.
  1140.  
  1141. 245
  1142. 00:21:13,720 --> 00:21:18,840
  1143. I didn't have a job. And then a guy
  1144. told me, "Someone's looking for you."
  1145.  
  1146. 246
  1147. 00:21:19,760 --> 00:21:23,912
  1148. I said, "Who's looking for me?"
  1149. It was Juan de Marcos.
  1150.  
  1151. 247
  1152. 00:21:24,360 --> 00:21:27,113
  1153. JUAN DE MARCOS:
  1154. Ibrahim was one ofthe poorest.
  1155.  
  1156. 248
  1157. 00:21:27,240 --> 00:21:30,869
  1158. He had to clean shoes
  1159. in order to survive.
  1160.  
  1161. 249
  1162. 00:21:31,000 --> 00:21:35,278
  1163. IBRAHIM: I was full of resentment.
  1164. I didn't want to sing any more.
  1165.  
  1166. 250
  1167. 00:21:36,360 --> 00:21:41,275
  1168. I didn't want to live any more,
  1169. because I was very disappointed...
  1170.  
  1171. 251
  1172. 00:21:43,480 --> 00:21:46,995
  1173. ...in music. That's what I'm explaining.
  1174.  
  1175. 252
  1176. 00:21:47,120 --> 00:21:51,432
  1177. I retired incredibly disappointed
  1178. in music.
  1179.  
  1180. 253
  1181. 00:21:52,280 --> 00:21:56,239
  1182. He said, "They're paying."
  1183. That's when I said, "Let's do it."
  1184.  
  1185. 254
  1186. 00:21:56,360 --> 00:22:00,672
  1187. I changed my clothes, washed my face
  1188. and took off.
  1189.  
  1190. 255
  1191. 00:22:00,800 --> 00:22:04,315
  1192. Ibrahim showed up wearing trousers
  1193. stained with shoe polish.
  1194.  
  1195. 256
  1196. 00:22:04,600 --> 00:22:06,716
  1197. He came, and Eliades saw him,
  1198. and turned round
  1199.  
  1200. 257
  1201. 00:22:06,840 --> 00:22:09,400
  1202. and started playing a tune
  1203. from Santiago, Candela,
  1204.  
  1205. 258
  1206. 00:22:09,520 --> 00:22:13,433
  1207. and Ibrahim started singing it
  1208. immediately, so the ice was broken.
  1209.  
  1210. 259
  1211. 00:22:13,560 --> 00:22:14,595
  1212. (SINGS)
  1213.  
  1214. 260
  1215. 00:22:15,960 --> 00:22:20,431
  1216. It was a song called Ay Candela,
  1217. written by Faustino Oramas.
  1218.  
  1219. 261
  1220. 00:22:20,560 --> 00:22:21,993
  1221. Asong I used to sing.
  1222.  
  1223. 262
  1224. 00:22:22,120 --> 00:22:23,155
  1225. I started singing along...
  1226.  
  1227. 263
  1228. 00:22:23,280 --> 00:22:25,840
  1229. (SINGS)
  1230.  
  1231. 264
  1232. 00:22:27,320 --> 00:22:31,199
  1233. But I didn't realize
  1234. they were watching me.
  1235.  
  1236. 265
  1237. 00:22:31,320 --> 00:22:35,359
  1238. I didn't go there to record numbers.
  1239. I was there to sing backup.
  1240.  
  1241. 266
  1242. 00:22:36,560 --> 00:22:41,270
  1243. Ruben was restless and started
  1244. improvising on the piano.
  1245.  
  1246. 267
  1247. 00:22:41,560 --> 00:22:45,599
  1248. I told him to play Dos Gardenias.
  1249.  
  1250. 268
  1251. 00:22:50,280 --> 00:22:53,795
  1252. And he started singing Dos Gardenias,
  1253. and as soon as he opened his mouth...
  1254.  
  1255. 269
  1256. 00:22:53,920 --> 00:22:55,911
  1257. J‘ Two gardenias for you
  1258.  
  1259. 270
  1260. 00:22:56,040 --> 00:22:59,112
  1261. Shock. It was just beautiful.
  1262.  
  1263. 271
  1264. 00:23:01,160 --> 00:23:05,233
  1265. J‘ [love you, [adore you
  1266.  
  1267. 272
  1268. 00:23:05,360 --> 00:23:09,069
  1269. J‘ My darling
  1270.  
  1271. 273
  1272. 00:23:09,720 --> 00:23:15,750
  1273. So my dear Juan de Marcos, my mate Ry,
  1274. whom you know,
  1275.  
  1276. 274
  1277. 00:23:15,880 --> 00:23:20,317
  1278. and Nick... They discovered me.
  1279.  
  1280. 275
  1281. 00:23:21,720 --> 00:23:25,395
  1282. Omara was recording downstairs,
  1283. and she came up.
  1284.  
  1285. 276
  1286. 00:23:27,160 --> 00:23:29,469
  1287. OMARA PORTUONDO:
  1288. When I heard Ibrahim's voice,
  1289.  
  1290. 277
  1291. 00:23:29,600 --> 00:23:32,319
  1292. so sweet I got gooseflesh,
  1293. I started to cry.
  1294.  
  1295. 278
  1296. 00:23:32,440 --> 00:23:34,112
  1297. I knew that voice.
  1298.  
  1299. 279
  1300. 00:23:35,120 --> 00:23:37,350
  1301. JUAN DE MARCOS:
  1302. Omara is one of the greatest singers
  1303.  
  1304. 280
  1305. 00:23:37,480 --> 00:23:38,708
  1306. in the history of our country.
  1307.  
  1308. 281
  1309. 00:23:38,840 --> 00:23:43,550
  1310. Juan de Marcos asked me
  1311. to record a song for them.
  1312.  
  1313. 282
  1314. 00:23:43,680 --> 00:23:47,070
  1315. At that point, they asked me,
  1316. "What are you going to sing?"
  1317.  
  1318. 283
  1319. 00:23:47,200 --> 00:23:50,033
  1320. I told him that I wanted to sing
  1321. Veinte Afios.
  1322.  
  1323. 284
  1324. 00:23:52,400 --> 00:23:54,356
  1325. I learned to sing it
  1326. when I was four years old.
  1327.  
  1328. 285
  1329. 00:23:57,040 --> 00:24:01,113
  1330. This is the roof under which I used
  1331. to live, right here, in this house.
  1332.  
  1333. 286
  1334. 00:24:01,240 --> 00:24:03,879
  1335. I always lived here,
  1336. from the time I was a little girl.
  1337.  
  1338. 287
  1339. 00:24:04,080 --> 00:24:07,709
  1340. Out back, there was a patio,
  1341. but it has been remodeled, right?
  1342.  
  1343. 288
  1344. 00:24:07,840 --> 00:24:11,549
  1345. - No, no. It's the same.
  1346. -No. It didn't have that type of floor.
  1347.  
  1348. 289
  1349. 00:24:11,720 --> 00:24:15,030
  1350. There was a small bathroom there,
  1351. but they've built a new one.
  1352.  
  1353. 290
  1354. 00:24:15,200 --> 00:24:16,553
  1355. - Yes.
  1356. - Of course.
  1357.  
  1358. 291
  1359. 00:24:16,680 --> 00:24:18,989
  1360. We were happy. Very happy.
  1361.  
  1362. 292
  1363. 00:24:19,120 --> 00:24:22,829
  1364. There were times we had no food to eat,
  1365. just water with sugar in it.
  1366.  
  1367. 293
  1368. 00:24:24,800 --> 00:24:25,869
  1369. We were very poor.
  1370.  
  1371. 294
  1372. 00:24:26,000 --> 00:24:30,710
  1373. But our love was so great, we felt like
  1374. millionaires. You know what I mean?
  1375.  
  1376. 295
  1377. 00:24:30,880 --> 00:24:36,637
  1378. In this little room, my dad taught me
  1379. the song Veinte Afios.
  1380.  
  1381. 296
  1382. 00:24:37,720 --> 00:24:42,111
  1383. My dad told me to sit next to him.
  1384. He said, "I want to teach you a song."
  1385.  
  1386. 297
  1387. 00:24:42,240 --> 00:24:46,916
  1388. J‘ Does it matter that I love you
  1389. if you don't love me any more?
  1390.  
  1391. 298
  1392. 00:24:47,040 --> 00:24:50,794
  1393. J‘ We should not dwell on love
  1394. that is past
  1395.  
  1396. 299
  1397. 00:24:50,920 --> 00:24:54,117
  1398. J‘ If only we could make
  1399. our dreams come true
  1400.  
  1401. 300
  1402. 00:24:54,240 --> 00:24:58,836
  1403. J‘ If only you would love me
  1404. as you did 20 years ago
  1405.  
  1406. 301
  1407. 00:24:58,960 --> 00:25:03,670
  1408. J‘ How mournfully we watch our love
  1409. ebb away
  1410.  
  1411. 302
  1412. 00:25:03,800 --> 00:25:07,713
  1413. J‘ It's a part of the soul
  1414. that is torn mercilessly
  1415.  
  1416. 303
  1417. 00:25:07,840 --> 00:25:09,558
  1418. I learned it here.
  1419.  
  1420. 304
  1421. 00:25:10,400 --> 00:25:17,033
  1422. My mother was white.
  1423. She came from a wealthy family.
  1424.  
  1425. 305
  1426. 00:25:17,160 --> 00:25:23,030
  1427. My father was black.
  1428. His mother was a maid in her house.
  1429.  
  1430. 306
  1431. 00:25:23,160 --> 00:25:28,996
  1432. They played together as children,
  1433. not knowing there were racial issues.
  1434.  
  1435. 307
  1436. 00:25:29,120 --> 00:25:34,274
  1437. They fell in love.
  1438. So, my mum's family disowned her.
  1439.  
  1440. 308
  1441. 00:25:41,160 --> 00:25:46,553
  1442. My dad told me,
  1443. "You're going to be a great singer."
  1444.  
  1445. 309
  1446. 00:25:46,680 --> 00:25:48,272
  1447. I didn't know
  1448. what he was talking about.
  1449.  
  1450. 310
  1451. 00:25:54,560 --> 00:25:59,714
  1452. In 1952, my sister Haydée and I decided
  1453.  
  1454. 311
  1455. 00:26:01,000 --> 00:26:05,391
  1456. to form an all-female quartet.
  1457. We called it Cuarteto D'Aida.
  1458.  
  1459. 312
  1460. 00:26:12,840 --> 00:26:15,274
  1461. My dream had been to be a ballerina.
  1462.  
  1463. 313
  1464. 00:26:16,280 --> 00:26:23,072
  1465. Every year, I'd audition
  1466. to join the classical ballet.
  1467.  
  1468. 314
  1469. 00:26:23,200 --> 00:26:26,715
  1470. I was the best,
  1471. but every year I'd leave crying,
  1472.  
  1473. 315
  1474. 00:26:26,840 --> 00:26:28,910
  1475. because I never got a place.
  1476.  
  1477. 316
  1478. 00:26:29,040 --> 00:26:33,079
  1479. I didn't understand
  1480. that only white people
  1481.  
  1482. 317
  1483. 00:26:33,200 --> 00:26:36,033
  1484. were allowed to dance ballet,
  1485.  
  1486. 318
  1487. 00:26:36,160 --> 00:26:38,879
  1488. because everyone can sing.
  1489.  
  1490. 319
  1491. 00:26:41,760 --> 00:26:45,799
  1492. Compay Segundo lived in that house
  1493. over there.
  1494.  
  1495. 320
  1496. 00:26:45,920 --> 00:26:50,391
  1497. When Compay Segundo lived in Havana
  1498. for a short time,
  1499.  
  1500. 321
  1501. 00:26:50,520 --> 00:26:53,830
  1502. he lived on that corner,
  1503. on the top floor.
  1504.  
  1505. 322
  1506. 00:26:53,960 --> 00:26:57,475
  1507. I went to his house
  1508. to audition for him.
  1509.  
  1510. 323
  1511. 00:26:57,600 --> 00:27:00,637
  1512. I sang with his group for a while.
  1513.  
  1514. 324
  1515. 00:27:00,760 --> 00:27:04,639
  1516. She's a good singer,
  1517. the best ofthe best.
  1518.  
  1519. 325
  1520. 00:27:04,760 --> 00:27:06,671
  1521. I sang back up for her
  1522. on Veinte Afios.
  1523.  
  1524. 326
  1525. 00:27:06,800 --> 00:27:15,469
  1526. J‘ It's a part of the soul
  1527. that is torn mercilessly
  1528.  
  1529. 327
  1530. 00:27:15,600 --> 00:27:18,068
  1531. It was, on the first take,
  1532. just gorgeous.
  1533.  
  1534. 328
  1535. 00:27:20,800 --> 00:27:22,074
  1536. Ry Cooder told me,
  1537.  
  1538. 329
  1539. 00:27:22,200 --> 00:27:26,034
  1540. "Well, Omara Portuondo
  1541. is the Cuban Sarah Vaughan."
  1542.  
  1543. 330
  1544. 00:27:26,400 --> 00:27:30,712
  1545. And I said, "No, Sarah Vaughan
  1546. is the American Omara Portuondo."
  1547.  
  1548. 331
  1549. 00:27:34,520 --> 00:27:36,158
  1550. There it is.
  1551.  
  1552. 332
  1553. 00:27:39,400 --> 00:27:40,833
  1554. (APPLAUSE)
  1555.  
  1556. 333
  1557. 00:27:42,160 --> 00:27:46,676
  1558. At the end ofthe sessions, we knew that
  1559. we had something incredible.
  1560.  
  1561. 334
  1562. 00:27:46,800 --> 00:27:50,713
  1563. At some point early on in the mixing,
  1564. we'd decided on the title for it.
  1565.  
  1566. 335
  1567. 00:27:50,920 --> 00:27:53,434
  1568. There's a dance song on the album
  1569. called Social Club Buena Vista.
  1570.  
  1571. 336
  1572. 00:27:53,560 --> 00:27:55,994
  1573. And I just thought that summed up
  1574. everything about it.
  1575.  
  1576. 337
  1577. 00:27:56,120 --> 00:27:58,998
  1578. It was like a social club, the whole
  1579. atmosphere, the whole time. It was...
  1580.  
  1581. 338
  1582. 00:27:59,120 --> 00:28:01,315
  1583. So, we decided to call it
  1584. Buena Vista Social Club,
  1585.  
  1586. 339
  1587. 00:28:01,440 --> 00:28:05,194
  1588. rather than The Eastern Album,
  1589. which was probably quite a good move.
  1590.  
  1591. 340
  1592. 00:28:06,160 --> 00:28:10,039
  1593. That photograph. That's Ibrahim
  1594. coming to work on the second day.
  1595.  
  1596. 341
  1597. 00:28:10,440 --> 00:28:12,431
  1598. The first day he came,
  1599. he didn't know what was going on.
  1600.  
  1601. 342
  1602. 00:28:12,560 --> 00:28:15,916
  1603. He just walked into a studio, after not
  1604. having recorded for years and years.
  1605.  
  1606. 343
  1607. 00:28:16,040 --> 00:28:19,555
  1608. The next day, he came with his
  1609. white shoes and his pressed shirt.
  1610.  
  1611. 344
  1612. 00:28:19,680 --> 00:28:23,992
  1613. So, that's him, Iiterallyjust
  1614. about to walk into the door downstairs.
  1615.  
  1616. 345
  1617. 00:28:25,000 --> 00:28:26,672
  1618. We're family.
  1619.  
  1620. 346
  1621. 00:28:29,960 --> 00:28:31,791
  1622. He and I.
  1623.  
  1624. 347
  1625. 00:28:36,560 --> 00:28:38,915
  1626. We're family.
  1627.  
  1628. 348
  1629. 00:28:41,760 --> 00:28:44,877
  1630. Well, let's make a toast, gentlemen.
  1631.  
  1632. 349
  1633. 00:28:45,000 --> 00:28:50,597
  1634. Because the truth of the matter is
  1635. that today is...
  1636.  
  1637. 350
  1638. 00:28:53,320 --> 00:28:56,278
  1639. - A special day.
  1640. - For us.
  1641.  
  1642. 351
  1643. 00:28:58,400 --> 00:29:00,550
  1644. Here's to...
  1645.  
  1646. 352
  1647. 00:29:00,680 --> 00:29:02,352
  1648. Please.
  1649.  
  1650. 353
  1651. 00:29:03,320 --> 00:29:05,231
  1652. (GLASSES CLINK)
  1653.  
  1654. 354
  1655. 00:29:05,840 --> 00:29:09,799
  1656. Let's honor... Here's to...
  1657.  
  1658. 355
  1659. 00:29:09,920 --> 00:29:11,876
  1660. - To whom?
  1661. - To Benny.
  1662.  
  1663. 356
  1664. 00:29:15,480 --> 00:29:21,828
  1665. I would like to have a suit made.
  1666. A bright red suit.
  1667.  
  1668. 357
  1669. 00:29:25,480 --> 00:29:29,189
  1670. To tell you the truth,
  1671. I need it so I can seduce the ladies.
  1672.  
  1673. 358
  1674. 00:29:30,200 --> 00:29:35,274
  1675. If you need it to seduce the ladies,
  1676. we'll do our best.
  1677.  
  1678. 359
  1679. 00:29:38,040 --> 00:29:39,359
  1680. World music is not rock 'n' roll.
  1681.  
  1682. 360
  1683. 00:29:39,480 --> 00:29:42,756
  1684. You don't have a big company behind you
  1685. and a lot of money,
  1686.  
  1687. 361
  1688. 00:29:42,880 --> 00:29:47,078
  1689. in order to bring journalists
  1690. and in order to promote the music.
  1691.  
  1692. 362
  1693. 00:29:47,200 --> 00:29:49,031
  1694. You have to perform.
  1695.  
  1696. 363
  1697. 00:29:50,200 --> 00:29:54,239
  1698. The Buena Vista Social Club
  1699. was not a band. It wasn't a supergroup.
  1700.  
  1701. 364
  1702. 00:29:54,360 --> 00:29:58,876
  1703. It was a group of musicians.
  1704. Most of them were already retired.
  1705.  
  1706. 365
  1707. 00:29:59,000 --> 00:30:04,472
  1708. And so, we had to create a band,
  1709. in order to present the music.
  1710.  
  1711. 366
  1712. 00:30:04,600 --> 00:30:06,830
  1713. But Omara was working with her own band.
  1714.  
  1715. 367
  1716. 00:30:06,960 --> 00:30:09,315
  1717. Eliades was working with
  1718. the Cuarteto Patria.
  1719.  
  1720. 368
  1721. 00:30:09,440 --> 00:30:13,228
  1722. So, I grabbed Ruben Gonzalez
  1723. and Ibrahim Ferrer,
  1724.  
  1725. 369
  1726. 00:30:13,360 --> 00:30:17,876
  1727. and then we flew to London
  1728. to present the music for the first time.
  1729.  
  1730. 370
  1731. 00:30:23,080 --> 00:30:27,676
  1732. J‘ Play the piano, Ruben,
  1733. because I am waiting for you
  1734.  
  1735. 371
  1736. 00:30:28,560 --> 00:30:33,111
  1737. J‘ Play the piano, Ruben,
  1738. because I am listening to you
  1739.  
  1740. 372
  1741. 00:30:37,000 --> 00:30:42,154
  1742. When lbrought Ibrahim to the band,
  1743. Ibrahim was always in the background.
  1744.  
  1745. 373
  1746. 00:30:42,280 --> 00:30:44,475
  1747. And I told him,
  1748. "You have to go to the front. "
  1749.  
  1750. 374
  1751. 00:30:45,760 --> 00:30:49,673
  1752. And I had to move him physically
  1753. to the front. "You are my front guy. "
  1754.  
  1755. 375
  1756. 00:30:55,320 --> 00:30:56,639
  1757. J‘ Play the piano, Ruben
  1758.  
  1759. 376
  1760. 00:30:56,760 --> 00:31:03,359
  1761. J‘ Because I'm listening to you
  1762.  
  1763. 377
  1764. 00:31:03,480 --> 00:31:06,552
  1765. (MUSICAL FLOURISH)
  1766.  
  1767. 378
  1768. 00:31:09,800 --> 00:31:12,189
  1769. We performed a couple of concerts
  1770. in England.
  1771.  
  1772. 379
  1773. 00:31:12,320 --> 00:31:16,632
  1774. Really successful in cultural terms.
  1775. A lot of journalists.
  1776.  
  1777. 380
  1778. 00:31:16,760 --> 00:31:19,638
  1779. And then suddenly, everything changed.
  1780.  
  1781. 381
  1782. 00:31:19,760 --> 00:31:23,036
  1783. We started selling albums
  1784. and selling albums and selling albums.
  1785.  
  1786. 382
  1787. 00:31:29,040 --> 00:31:31,679
  1788. Ibrahim was a great improviser.
  1789.  
  1790. 383
  1791. 00:31:31,800 --> 00:31:35,349
  1792. He was able to catch
  1793. what was happening
  1794.  
  1795. 384
  1796. 00:31:35,480 --> 00:31:39,155
  1797. in the place he was performing
  1798. and then sing about it.
  1799.  
  1800. 385
  1801. 00:31:40,760 --> 00:31:45,834
  1802. J‘ Look at that woman who is
  1803. so delicious dance to the danzén
  1804.  
  1805. 386
  1806. 00:31:45,960 --> 00:31:51,512
  1807. J‘ I brought it to you from Cuba
  1808. so that you would feel this excited
  1809.  
  1810. 387
  1811. 00:31:53,040 --> 00:31:58,353
  1812. It's not the same as freestyle hip-hop.
  1813. What's difficult is that he has to sing.
  1814.  
  1815. 388
  1816. 00:31:59,320 --> 00:32:04,030
  1817. J‘ I would like to present to you
  1818. my friend, Juan de Marcos!
  1819.  
  1820. 389
  1821. 00:32:04,160 --> 00:32:10,190
  1822. J‘ I know that he will give it to you
  1823. hard and delicious
  1824.  
  1825. 390
  1826. 00:32:10,960 --> 00:32:14,430
  1827. This is what's magic of Ibrahim
  1828. and Cuban son.
  1829.  
  1830. 391
  1831. 00:32:14,560 --> 00:32:21,352
  1832. J‘ They call me the silly one,
  1833. the songbird, the quality fool
  1834.  
  1835. 392
  1836. 00:32:21,560 --> 00:32:28,875
  1837. J‘ But the silliest thing of all is me,
  1838. and I'm telling the truth
  1839.  
  1840. 393
  1841. 00:32:29,000 --> 00:32:31,673
  1842. So, Marcos was touring.
  1843. Eliades's group was touring.
  1844.  
  1845. 394
  1846. 00:32:31,800 --> 00:32:33,358
  1847. Omara was touring with her own band.
  1848.  
  1849. 395
  1850. 00:32:33,480 --> 00:32:36,074
  1851. There was one time we noticed
  1852. that two or three of them
  1853.  
  1854. 396
  1855. 00:32:36,200 --> 00:32:40,432
  1856. were roughly going to be in
  1857. roughly the same place at the same time.
  1858.  
  1859. 397
  1860. 00:32:40,560 --> 00:32:44,792
  1861. And we thought, OK, let's see if we can
  1862. get them all together and do a show.
  1863.  
  1864. 398
  1865. 00:32:45,400 --> 00:32:47,516
  1866. At that time, Wenders came with a crew
  1867.  
  1868. 399
  1869. 00:32:47,640 --> 00:32:50,518
  1870. and started filming
  1871. the Buena Vista documentary.
  1872.  
  1873. 400
  1874. 00:32:50,720 --> 00:32:53,757
  1875. INTERVIEWER: In two days
  1876. you have your first live show ever.
  1877.  
  1878. 401
  1879. 00:32:53,880 --> 00:32:56,269
  1880. Are you guys ready?
  1881.  
  1882. 402
  1883. 00:32:59,120 --> 00:33:01,918
  1884. I'll answer that question on Saturday
  1885. at about 11 o'clock.
  1886.  
  1887. 403
  1888. 00:33:02,040 --> 00:33:04,554
  1889. - MALE REPORTER: At night?
  1890. - At night. After the first concert.
  1891.  
  1892. 404
  1893. 00:33:04,680 --> 00:33:07,035
  1894. - All you must do is tune your guitar.
  1895. - Don't call me old.
  1896.  
  1897. 405
  1898. 00:33:07,160 --> 00:33:09,435
  1899. You're not old,
  1900. you're just playing out oftune.
  1901.  
  1902. 406
  1903. 00:33:09,560 --> 00:33:12,028
  1904. - I know what I'm doing.
  1905. - You know...
  1906.  
  1907. 407
  1908. 00:33:12,160 --> 00:33:14,628
  1909. - But do you know you're out oftune?
  1910. - Yes.
  1911.  
  1912. 408
  1913. 00:33:14,760 --> 00:33:18,275
  1914. - You know you have to tune the guitar?
  1915. - Those machines lie.
  1916.  
  1917. 409
  1918. 00:33:18,400 --> 00:33:20,994
  1919. They lie,
  1920. because they are tuned by the machines.
  1921.  
  1922. 410
  1923. 00:33:21,120 --> 00:33:23,111
  1924. - But then...
  1925. - The machines lie.
  1926.  
  1927. 411
  1928. 00:33:24,040 --> 00:33:26,793
  1929. You can't play out oftune
  1930. for 2,000 people tomorrow.
  1931.  
  1932. 412
  1933. 00:33:29,600 --> 00:33:33,309
  1934. MALE: It's a major operation. I feel
  1935. bad, because this guitar is from 1960,
  1936.  
  1937. 413
  1938. 00:33:33,440 --> 00:33:35,112
  1939. and I'm making a big hole in it. But...
  1940.  
  1941. 414
  1942. 00:33:39,240 --> 00:33:44,519
  1943. We are playing it in G. Mother of God!
  1944. Listen to the music.
  1945.  
  1946. 415
  1947. 00:33:47,280 --> 00:33:54,789
  1948. No, listen to him. He's playing G.
  1949. This is the right key.
  1950.  
  1951. 416
  1952. 00:33:54,920 --> 00:33:56,353
  1953. - This is G.
  1954. - This is G.
  1955.  
  1956. 417
  1957. 00:33:56,480 --> 00:33:57,879
  1958. (PLAYS G)
  1959.  
  1960. 418
  1961. 00:34:01,800 --> 00:34:04,030
  1962. J‘ On a tree trunk
  1963.  
  1964. 419
  1965. 00:34:04,160 --> 00:34:06,435
  1966. It's the same.
  1967.  
  1968. 420
  1969. 00:34:08,400 --> 00:34:13,520
  1970. What more do you want?
  1971. It's like talking to a crazy person.
  1972.  
  1973. 421
  1974. 00:34:13,640 --> 00:34:19,476
  1975. It's the same note,
  1976. and he keeps on arguing.
  1977.  
  1978. 422
  1979. 00:34:19,600 --> 00:34:23,070
  1980. - It's just that I'm old.
  1981. - You're not old, you're crazy.
  1982.  
  1983. 423
  1984. 00:34:29,480 --> 00:34:30,913
  1985. All right, here we go.
  1986.  
  1987. 424
  1988. 00:34:31,080 --> 00:34:33,355
  1989. (MUSIC INTRO)
  1990.  
  1991. 425
  1992. 00:34:35,680 --> 00:34:36,795
  1993. No.
  1994.  
  1995. 426
  1996. 00:34:36,920 --> 00:34:37,875
  1997. (MUSIC STOPS)
  1998.  
  1999. 427
  2000. 00:34:38,000 --> 00:34:41,151
  2001. (SPEAKS IN SPANISH)
  2002.  
  2003. 428
  2004. 00:34:46,040 --> 00:34:47,553
  2005. (MUSIC INTRO)
  2006.  
  2007. 429
  2008. 00:34:56,880 --> 00:34:59,474
  2009. (SPEAKS IN SPANISH)
  2010.  
  2011. 430
  2012. 00:35:02,560 --> 00:35:05,472
  2013. (MUSIC INTRO)
  2014.  
  2015. 431
  2016. 00:35:07,080 --> 00:35:08,957
  2017. (SING IN SPANISH)
  2018.  
  2019. 432
  2020. 00:35:09,080 --> 00:35:10,798
  2021. (MUSIC STOPS)
  2022.  
  2023. 433
  2024. 00:35:11,480 --> 00:35:16,429
  2025. It's a mystery? No, it's not a mystery,
  2026. it's wrong, just wrong.
  2027.  
  2028. 434
  2029. 00:35:18,000 --> 00:35:19,911
  2030. CAMERAMAN: Gotta be out of our mind.
  2031.  
  2032. 435
  2033. 00:35:20,040 --> 00:35:22,429
  2034. Right, Wim?
  2035. You know what I'm talking about.
  2036.  
  2037. 436
  2038. 00:35:22,560 --> 00:35:25,791
  2039. You wouldn't shoot a movie
  2040. with two days of rehearsal.
  2041.  
  2042. 437
  2043. 00:35:25,920 --> 00:35:27,717
  2044. - WIM: It's scary.
  2045. - CAMERAMAN: It's scary.
  2046.  
  2047. 438
  2048. 00:35:27,840 --> 00:35:28,909
  2049. It's insane is what it is.
  2050.  
  2051. 439
  2052. 00:35:29,040 --> 00:35:31,395
  2053. (SINGS IN SPANISH)
  2054.  
  2055. 440
  2056. 00:35:31,520 --> 00:35:33,909
  2057. ELIADES OCHOA: Here's the thing.
  2058. I'm used to the other way.
  2059.  
  2060. 441
  2061. 00:35:34,040 --> 00:35:37,635
  2062. (SINGS)
  2063.  
  2064. 442
  2065. 00:35:44,800 --> 00:35:48,952
  2066. But now you understand.
  2067. You get one solo, and that's it.
  2068.  
  2069. 443
  2070. 00:35:49,080 --> 00:35:52,072
  2071. Pay attention,
  2072. so you know when to stop.
  2073.  
  2074. 444
  2075. 00:35:52,200 --> 00:35:54,634
  2076. Look,
  2077. I've been singing since I was seven,
  2078.  
  2079. 445
  2080. 00:35:54,760 --> 00:35:58,230
  2081. - I've been doing this for 40 years.
  2082. - Try 90.
  2083.  
  2084. 446
  2085. 00:35:58,880 --> 00:36:03,271
  2086. Get yourself another old man
  2087. who can play a guitar like this.
  2088.  
  2089. 447
  2090. 00:36:03,400 --> 00:36:05,960
  2091. Get yourself another old man.
  2092.  
  2093. 448
  2094. 00:36:08,880 --> 00:36:11,314
  2095. My cigar.
  2096.  
  2097. 449
  2098. 00:36:13,040 --> 00:36:17,113
  2099. JUAN DE MARCOS: In the late Eighties,
  2100. Compa y Segundo was retired.
  2101.  
  2102. 450
  2103. 00:36:17,240 --> 00:36:21,597
  2104. I had a quiet period, as all artists do,
  2105.  
  2106. 451
  2107. 00:36:21,720 --> 00:36:26,271
  2108. because you work and work,
  2109. and then you have to take a break.
  2110.  
  2111. 452
  2112. 00:36:26,400 --> 00:36:31,793
  2113. During that calm period,
  2114. I was able to write a lot of songs.
  2115.  
  2116. 453
  2117. 00:36:31,920 --> 00:36:37,040
  2118. To write songs, you need to be relaxed,
  2119. so I went to a beach.
  2120.  
  2121. 454
  2122. 00:36:39,400 --> 00:36:41,470
  2123. Compay came back to Santiago.
  2124.  
  2125. 455
  2126. 00:36:42,600 --> 00:36:45,319
  2127. He introduced himself.
  2128. "I am Compay Segundo."
  2129.  
  2130. 456
  2131. 00:36:45,440 --> 00:36:49,797
  2132. Imagine that.
  2133. I was a huge fan growing up.
  2134.  
  2135. 457
  2136. 00:36:49,920 --> 00:36:54,357
  2137. He said, "I need you to play my music,
  2138.  
  2139. 458
  2140. 00:36:54,480 --> 00:36:59,110
  2141. so that I can make some royalties."
  2142.  
  2143. 459
  2144. 00:36:59,600 --> 00:37:04,390
  2145. He reached into the pocket of his
  2146. guayabera shirt and pulled out a tape.
  2147.  
  2148. 460
  2149. 00:37:04,520 --> 00:37:09,674
  2150. He told me, "There's a song on there.
  2151. I think we can do something with it."
  2152.  
  2153. 461
  2154. 00:37:09,800 --> 00:37:11,472
  2155. I popped the tape into my tape player.
  2156.  
  2157. 462
  2158. 00:37:11,600 --> 00:37:14,319
  2159. What came out was the famous Chan Chan.
  2160.  
  2161. 463
  2162. 00:37:19,280 --> 00:37:22,238
  2163. J‘ I'm going from Alto Cedro to Marcane
  2164.  
  2165. 464
  2166. 00:37:22,360 --> 00:37:25,796
  2167. J‘ Then from Cueto I'm going to Ma yari
  2168.  
  2169. 465
  2170. 00:37:27,720 --> 00:37:30,314
  2171. COMPAY SEGUNDO:
  2172. The song is about Juanica and Chan Chan.
  2173.  
  2174. 466
  2175. 00:37:32,320 --> 00:37:37,235
  2176. Juanica and Chan Chan
  2177. are sifting sand in the ocean,
  2178.  
  2179. 467
  2180. 00:37:37,360 --> 00:37:40,272
  2181. and then Juanica....
  2182.  
  2183. 468
  2184. 00:37:41,880 --> 00:37:47,193
  2185. and Chan Chan gets "excited"
  2186. because she's going like this.
  2187.  
  2188. 469
  2189. 00:37:47,320 --> 00:37:52,872
  2190. J‘ When Juanica and Chan Chan
  2191. were sifting sand in the ocean
  2192.  
  2193. 470
  2194. 00:37:53,000 --> 00:37:58,677
  2195. J‘ The way she shook that sifter
  2196. gave Chan Chan a "hard" time
  2197.  
  2198. 471
  2199. 00:38:00,200 --> 00:38:03,397
  2200. I even played Chan Chan
  2201. for the Pope at the Vatican.
  2202.  
  2203. 472
  2204. 00:38:09,720 --> 00:38:15,238
  2205. J‘ Clear that 'bushy" path
  2206. because I want to sit down
  2207.  
  2208. 473
  2209. 00:38:15,360 --> 00:38:21,595
  2210. J‘ So I can get to that "tree trunk"
  2211. and I can't get in there
  2212.  
  2213. 474
  2214. 00:38:22,600 --> 00:38:24,591
  2215. And I think he loved it.
  2216.  
  2217. 475
  2218. 00:38:24,720 --> 00:38:26,517
  2219. (PIANo INTRO)
  2220.  
  2221. 476
  2222. 00:38:32,720 --> 00:38:36,269
  2223. J‘ Silence
  2224.  
  2225. 477
  2226. 00:38:36,400 --> 00:38:42,270
  2227. J‘ Because the roses
  2228.  
  2229. 478
  2230. 00:38:42,400 --> 00:38:45,233
  2231. J‘ And the lilies
  2232.  
  2233. 479
  2234. 00:38:45,360 --> 00:38:48,511
  2235. J‘ Are sleeping
  2236.  
  2237. 480
  2238. 00:38:51,480 --> 00:38:55,678
  2239. J‘ I don't want them
  2240.  
  2241. 481
  2242. 00:38:55,800 --> 00:38:59,759
  2243. J‘ To know my pain
  2244.  
  2245. 482
  2246. 00:39:02,160 --> 00:39:07,553
  2247. J‘ Because if they see me crying
  2248.  
  2249. 483
  2250. 00:39:07,680 --> 00:39:10,831
  2251. J‘ They'll die
  2252.  
  2253. 484
  2254. 00:39:40,000 --> 00:39:43,754
  2255. OMARA: One ofthe most beautiful things,
  2256. of everything that was happening,
  2257.  
  2258. 485
  2259. 00:39:43,880 --> 00:39:49,318
  2260. was that Ibrahim, whom I've known
  2261. and loved for a long time, was there.
  2262.  
  2263. 486
  2264. 00:39:49,440 --> 00:39:52,318
  2265. I met him 50 years ago.
  2266.  
  2267. 487
  2268. 00:39:53,680 --> 00:39:57,639
  2269. It's my pleasure to present
  2270. the little ladies of Cuarteto d'Aida.
  2271.  
  2272. 488
  2273. 00:40:02,400 --> 00:40:04,868
  2274. OMARA: I was singing with the quartet,
  2275.  
  2276. 489
  2277. 00:40:05,000 --> 00:40:07,798
  2278. and he was a backup singer
  2279. for Pacho Alonso.
  2280.  
  2281. 490
  2282. 00:40:11,160 --> 00:40:13,071
  2283. (SING IN SPANISH)
  2284.  
  2285. 491
  2286. 00:40:22,440 --> 00:40:25,671
  2287. Ibrahim and I really bonded
  2288. over our love of music.
  2289.  
  2290. 492
  2291. 00:40:26,600 --> 00:40:30,479
  2292. That sweetness in his voice...
  2293. it's the same as his personality.
  2294.  
  2295. 493
  2296. 00:40:34,880 --> 00:40:38,236
  2297. There's a song entitled Good Person.
  2298.  
  2299. 494
  2300. 00:40:38,360 --> 00:40:42,148
  2301. They should dedicate that song to him,
  2302. because he was such a good person.
  2303.  
  2304. 495
  2305. 00:40:48,200 --> 00:40:54,275
  2306. He'd had a very difficult childhood
  2307. and had grown up very poor.
  2308.  
  2309. 496
  2310. 00:40:54,400 --> 00:40:58,598
  2311. He was a great singer, but he didn't
  2312. have the same opportunities.
  2313.  
  2314. 497
  2315. 00:40:58,720 --> 00:41:03,999
  2316. That's life. How many talented people
  2317. could've succeeded if given a chance?
  2318.  
  2319. 498
  2320. 00:41:19,640 --> 00:41:22,313
  2321. - FEMALE: When you're ready, Ibrahim.
  2322. - So...
  2323.  
  2324. 499
  2325. 00:41:22,440 --> 00:41:29,994
  2326. You want me to tell you
  2327. the short version of my life story?
  2328.  
  2329. 500
  2330. 00:41:42,360 --> 00:41:45,352
  2331. According to my mum,
  2332. my dad was a singer,
  2333.  
  2334. 501
  2335. 00:41:45,480 --> 00:41:48,153
  2336. and I was born at a social club dance.
  2337.  
  2338. 502
  2339. 00:41:50,200 --> 00:41:56,594
  2340. I was raised by my mother.
  2341. My mum passed away when I was 12.
  2342.  
  2343. 503
  2344. 00:41:56,720 --> 00:41:59,188
  2345. That is why I always carry this staff.
  2346.  
  2347. 504
  2348. 00:42:00,120 --> 00:42:01,758
  2349. To me, this is my mum.
  2350.  
  2351. 505
  2352. 00:42:02,960 --> 00:42:04,313
  2353. My everything.
  2354.  
  2355. 506
  2356. 00:42:04,440 --> 00:42:08,069
  2357. This is how I've always kept her
  2358. with me since I lost her when I was 12.
  2359.  
  2360. 507
  2361. 00:42:10,280 --> 00:42:15,195
  2362. I was on my own, so I had
  2363. to leave school and support myself.
  2364.  
  2365. 508
  2366. 00:42:16,600 --> 00:42:20,115
  2367. I used to work here.
  2368. Myjob was to haul sacks of sugar
  2369.  
  2370. 509
  2371. 00:42:20,240 --> 00:42:24,836
  2372. that weighed over 325 pounds.
  2373. I was just a skinny kid.
  2374.  
  2375. 510
  2376. 00:42:24,960 --> 00:42:28,191
  2377. Look at these scars.
  2378. They'll never go away.
  2379.  
  2380. 511
  2381. 00:42:32,320 --> 00:42:36,552
  2382. They tell me that after my mother died,
  2383.  
  2384. 512
  2385. 00:42:36,680 --> 00:42:40,275
  2386. the only way to wake me was to sing.
  2387.  
  2388. 513
  2389. 00:42:41,920 --> 00:42:44,957
  2390. Music is my whole life.
  2391.  
  2392. 514
  2393. 00:42:47,920 --> 00:42:51,071
  2394. JUAN DE MARCOS: The son came down
  2395. to Santiago de Cuba from the mountains.
  2396.  
  2397. 515
  2398. 00:42:53,040 --> 00:42:56,953
  2399. And precisely, this is where
  2400. the Cuban Revolution began.
  2401.  
  2402. 516
  2403. 00:42:57,080 --> 00:43:00,072
  2404. So, the roots come from the same place.
  2405.  
  2406. 517
  2407. 00:43:00,240 --> 00:43:03,596
  2408. J‘ We have to protect Fidel
  2409.  
  2410. 518
  2411. 00:43:03,720 --> 00:43:07,918
  2412. J‘ We have to protect him
  2413. because he's our salvation
  2414.  
  2415. 519
  2416. 00:43:08,040 --> 00:43:11,271
  2417. JUAN DE MARCOS: Music is so important
  2418. for us that, during the revolution,
  2419.  
  2420. 520
  2421. 00:43:11,400 --> 00:43:14,278
  2422. Fidel even had a quintet
  2423. called Quinteto Rebelde.
  2424.  
  2425. 521
  2426. 00:43:14,400 --> 00:43:18,279
  2427. And Quinteto Rebelde used to perform
  2428. live, from the mountains.
  2429.  
  2430. 522
  2431. 00:43:18,400 --> 00:43:22,791
  2432. They used to make up covers
  2433. of important Cuban songs,
  2434.  
  2435. 523
  2436. 00:43:22,920 --> 00:43:28,074
  2437. but with different lyrics, referring to
  2438. the political situation of the country.
  2439.  
  2440. 524
  2441. 00:43:28,240 --> 00:43:32,438
  2442. J‘ We have to protect him
  2443.  
  2444. 525
  2445. 00:43:34,880 --> 00:43:38,236
  2446. - J‘ Winston
  2447. - J‘ It comes in two sizes
  2448.  
  2449. 526
  2450. 00:43:38,360 --> 00:43:41,193
  2451. - J‘ Winston
  2452. - J‘ It's the highest quality
  2453.  
  2454. 527
  2455. 00:43:41,320 --> 00:43:44,596
  2456. J‘ It's got the best filter
  2457. and conserves its flavor
  2458.  
  2459. 528
  2460. 00:43:44,720 --> 00:43:47,473
  2461. J‘ Winston cigarettes
  2462.  
  2463. 529
  2464. 00:43:52,720 --> 00:43:57,874
  2465. (DOO-WOP STYLE SINGING)
  2466.  
  2467. 530
  2468. 00:44:03,360 --> 00:44:08,798
  2469. J‘ They've got the best filter
  2470. and they keep their fiavor
  2471.  
  2472. 531
  2473. 00:44:08,920 --> 00:44:13,038
  2474. J‘ Winston cigarettes
  2475.  
  2476. 532
  2477. 00:44:27,080 --> 00:44:32,393
  2478. There was a political crisis, but the
  2479. musicians had more places to perform,
  2480.  
  2481. 533
  2482. 00:44:32,520 --> 00:44:37,594
  2483. because of the casinos and hotels built
  2484. by Batista and the American mafia.
  2485.  
  2486. 534
  2487. 00:44:39,320 --> 00:44:41,595
  2488. Celia Cruz!
  2489.  
  2490. 535
  2491. 00:44:42,000 --> 00:44:45,709
  2492. The Fifties was the golden period
  2493. of the Cuban music.
  2494.  
  2495. 536
  2496. 00:44:47,080 --> 00:44:48,911
  2497. But it was a tough time
  2498. for the Cuban people,
  2499.  
  2500. 537
  2501. 00:44:49,040 --> 00:44:51,679
  2502. because of the corruption
  2503. of Batista 's government.
  2504.  
  2505. 538
  2506. 00:44:51,800 --> 00:44:55,475
  2507. J‘ Winston cigarettes
  2508.  
  2509. 539
  2510. 00:45:25,760 --> 00:45:29,912
  2511. When the Revolution triumphed, everyone
  2512. was in the streets celebrating.
  2513.  
  2514. 540
  2515. 00:45:31,640 --> 00:45:33,915
  2516. Everybody was in favor of it.
  2517.  
  2518. 541
  2519. 00:45:34,040 --> 00:45:37,999
  2520. They supported Fidel Castro and all
  2521. the others who gave up their lives
  2522.  
  2523. 542
  2524. 00:45:38,120 --> 00:45:41,908
  2525. so that Cuba could be for the Cubans.
  2526.  
  2527. 543
  2528. 00:45:42,040 --> 00:45:43,996
  2529. We didn't want to be owned by anyone.
  2530.  
  2531. 544
  2532. 00:45:44,120 --> 00:45:47,032
  2533. We didn't want to be slaves.
  2534. Slavery is very difficult.
  2535.  
  2536. 545
  2537. 00:45:48,880 --> 00:45:55,433
  2538. People asked Fidel ifthe segregation
  2539. of social clubs would continue,
  2540.  
  2541. 546
  2542. 00:45:55,560 --> 00:45:59,473
  2543. and Fidel responded,
  2544. "I don't know ifthey will continue,
  2545.  
  2546. 547
  2547. 00:45:59,600 --> 00:46:03,309
  2548. but everyone must dance
  2549. with the Revolution."
  2550.  
  2551. 548
  2552. 00:46:05,840 --> 00:46:10,470
  2553. Fidel tried to eliminate the racism
  2554. in Cuba with a pen.
  2555.  
  2556. 549
  2557. 00:46:10,600 --> 00:46:14,036
  2558. Fidel cut all ofthe social clubs,
  2559. and he established
  2560.  
  2561. 550
  2562. 00:46:14,160 --> 00:46:18,358
  2563. a kind of more democratic society,
  2564. or he tried to do it.
  2565.  
  2566. 551
  2567. 00:46:21,520 --> 00:46:23,909
  2568. OMARA:
  2569. It was called Operation Peter Pan.
  2570.  
  2571. 552
  2572. 00:46:24,040 --> 00:46:28,113
  2573. There was a propaganda campaign telling
  2574. people to send their children to Miami.
  2575.  
  2576. 553
  2577. 00:46:28,240 --> 00:46:31,198
  2578. It was like an epidemic.
  2579.  
  2580. 554
  2581. 00:46:31,320 --> 00:46:37,316
  2582. Many mothers, including my sister,
  2583. sent their children to North America.
  2584.  
  2585. 555
  2586. 00:46:37,440 --> 00:46:39,556
  2587. Being separated from your child
  2588. is very difficult.
  2589.  
  2590. 556
  2591. 00:46:39,680 --> 00:46:43,878
  2592. She changed her mind
  2593. and tried to get her back,
  2594.  
  2595. 557
  2596. 00:46:44,000 --> 00:46:45,399
  2597. but the girl didn't want to return.
  2598.  
  2599. 558
  2600. 00:46:45,520 --> 00:46:48,512
  2601. In the end, my sister moved to Miami,
  2602. to be closer to her daughter.
  2603.  
  2604. 559
  2605. 00:46:50,280 --> 00:46:52,077
  2606. It was awful.
  2607.  
  2608. 560
  2609. 00:46:53,120 --> 00:46:57,671
  2610. One must accept these things.
  2611. You can't control people.
  2612.  
  2613. 561
  2614. 00:47:00,240 --> 00:47:04,472
  2615. J‘ The era is giving birth to a heart
  2616.  
  2617. 562
  2618. 00:47:04,600 --> 00:47:07,956
  2619. J‘ It can't take any more pain
  2620. or it will die
  2621.  
  2622. 563
  2623. 00:47:08,080 --> 00:47:11,390
  2624. J‘ We must keep running
  2625.  
  2626. 564
  2627. 00:47:11,520 --> 00:47:14,239
  2628. HEROIC VIETNAM
  2629.  
  2630. 565
  2631. 00:47:17,320 --> 00:47:21,233
  2632. That's how I ended up
  2633. going solo in 1967.
  2634.  
  2635. 566
  2636. 00:47:21,360 --> 00:47:24,079
  2637. My sister was scared to become
  2638. a soloist.
  2639.  
  2640. 567
  2641. 00:47:24,200 --> 00:47:26,111
  2642. She was very shy, and so was I.
  2643.  
  2644. 568
  2645. 00:47:26,240 --> 00:47:29,994
  2646. I had to see ifl had it in me
  2647. to become a soloist.
  2648.  
  2649. 569
  2650. 00:47:30,280 --> 00:47:35,149
  2651. This is a show I did in Vietnam,
  2652. China and Korea.
  2653.  
  2654. 570
  2655. 00:47:37,920 --> 00:47:42,072
  2656. For all those years, Ibrahim
  2657. was singing backup for Pacho Alonso.
  2658.  
  2659. 571
  2660. 00:47:43,360 --> 00:47:48,150
  2661. He told me he wanted to be a
  2662. lead singer and I said it would happen.
  2663.  
  2664. 572
  2665. 00:47:50,600 --> 00:47:52,955
  2666. But it hadn't happened yet.
  2667.  
  2668. 573
  2669. 00:47:56,280 --> 00:48:01,673
  2670. He wasn't capable
  2671. of stepping over people.
  2672.  
  2673. 574
  2674. 00:48:01,800 --> 00:48:05,952
  2675. He waited patiently
  2676. for his time to come.
  2677.  
  2678. 575
  2679. 00:48:10,320 --> 00:48:15,155
  2680. Come here, Ibrahim.
  2681. All of you know Ibrahim, right?
  2682.  
  2683. 576
  2684. 00:48:15,280 --> 00:48:22,152
  2685. Give me a close-up of his face, please.
  2686.  
  2687. 577
  2688. 00:48:23,400 --> 00:48:26,119
  2689. Smile, Ibrahim, smile.
  2690.  
  2691. 578
  2692. 00:48:26,240 --> 00:48:31,678
  2693. Ibrahim is a fantastic singer.
  2694. He is also a great songwriter.
  2695.  
  2696. 579
  2697. 00:48:31,800 --> 00:48:35,759
  2698. Why don't you sing something?
  2699. Look, she's waving at you.
  2700.  
  2701. 580
  2702. 00:48:36,880 --> 00:48:41,749
  2703. Let's play that song of yours,
  2704. Vamos a Entrarle a Palos a Ese.
  2705.  
  2706. 581
  2707. 00:48:42,360 --> 00:48:43,793
  2708. (MUSIC INTRO)
  2709.  
  2710. 582
  2711. 00:48:46,920 --> 00:48:50,515
  2712. J‘ Somebody really needs
  2713. to beat that guy up
  2714.  
  2715. 583
  2716. 00:48:56,720 --> 00:49:00,190
  2717. OMARA: He told me,
  2718. "They say I have an ugly voice."
  2719.  
  2720. 584
  2721. 00:49:00,320 --> 00:49:02,834
  2722. "Ibrahim, who said that?"
  2723.  
  2724. 585
  2725. 00:49:02,960 --> 00:49:05,679
  2726. He had a sweet, delicious voice.
  2727.  
  2728. 586
  2729. 00:49:13,680 --> 00:49:15,079
  2730. THE BEST DANCE ORCHESTRA
  2731. IN THE WORLD
  2732.  
  2733. 587
  2734. 00:49:18,720 --> 00:49:21,029
  2735. IBRAHIM FERRER:
  2736. After that, Pacho didn't let me sing.
  2737.  
  2738. 588
  2739. 00:49:21,160 --> 00:49:26,439
  2740. At one point,
  2741. he told me he was sick of me.
  2742.  
  2743. 589
  2744. 00:49:26,560 --> 00:49:29,711
  2745. But I didn't want to leave,
  2746. because I founded this band.
  2747.  
  2748. 590
  2749. 00:49:31,200 --> 00:49:35,910
  2750. For a long time, Cuban music
  2751.  
  2752. 591
  2753. 00:49:36,040 --> 00:49:39,191
  2754. was the most important tropical music
  2755. in the world.
  2756.  
  2757. 592
  2758. 00:49:39,320 --> 00:49:44,713
  2759. Sadly, because ofthe American embargo,
  2760. relations with the world were lost.
  2761.  
  2762. 593
  2763. 00:49:46,520 --> 00:49:48,909
  2764. JUAN DE MARCOS:
  2765. There was a kind of evaluation
  2766.  
  2767. 594
  2768. 00:49:49,040 --> 00:49:52,715
  2769. of every artist by the Culture Ministry.
  2770.  
  2771. 595
  2772. 00:49:52,840 --> 00:49:58,073
  2773. And then they say, well, you are "A",
  2774. or you are "B", or you are "C"
  2775.  
  2776. 596
  2777. 00:49:58,200 --> 00:50:00,998
  2778. And then they pay you a salary.
  2779.  
  2780. 597
  2781. 00:50:01,120 --> 00:50:03,315
  2782. This system is good for something.
  2783.  
  2784. 598
  2785. 00:50:03,480 --> 00:50:08,076
  2786. It gives security to the worker's life,
  2787. not to the rich.
  2788.  
  2789. 599
  2790. 00:50:08,200 --> 00:50:09,997
  2791. That is why
  2792. there are no rich people living here.
  2793.  
  2794. 600
  2795. 00:50:10,120 --> 00:50:14,033
  2796. I never left the piano.
  2797. I'm always playing something on it.
  2798.  
  2799. 601
  2800. 00:50:14,160 --> 00:50:16,674
  2801. Cuban music was completely forgotten,
  2802.  
  2803. 602
  2804. 00:50:16,800 --> 00:50:23,558
  2805. and then jazz and rock emerged...
  2806.  
  2807. 603
  2808. 00:50:26,440 --> 00:50:28,635
  2809. ...and an endless list of songs
  2810. from outside Cuba.
  2811.  
  2812. 604
  2813. 00:50:31,480 --> 00:50:36,110
  2814. Eventually, I quit.
  2815. In the end, I felt like a failure.
  2816.  
  2817. 605
  2818. 00:50:41,680 --> 00:50:43,113
  2819. (MUSIC INTRO)
  2820.  
  2821. 606
  2822. 00:50:55,320 --> 00:51:01,589
  2823. J‘ Silence
  2824.  
  2825. 607
  2826. 00:51:01,720 --> 00:51:07,750
  2827. J‘ Because the roses
  2828.  
  2829. 608
  2830. 00:51:07,880 --> 00:51:12,271
  2831. J‘ And the lilies
  2832.  
  2833. 609
  2834. 00:51:12,400 --> 00:51:18,748
  2835. J‘ Are sleeping
  2836.  
  2837. 610
  2838. 00:51:18,880 --> 00:51:23,317
  2839. J‘ I don't want them
  2840.  
  2841. 611
  2842. 00:51:23,440 --> 00:51:29,629
  2843. J‘ To know my pain
  2844.  
  2845. 612
  2846. 00:51:29,760 --> 00:51:37,155
  2847. J‘ Because if they see me crying
  2848. they'll die
  2849.  
  2850. 613
  2851. 00:51:40,920 --> 00:51:48,429
  2852. J‘ Because if they see me crying
  2853. they'll die
  2854.  
  2855. 614
  2856. 00:51:51,960 --> 00:51:58,752
  2857. J‘ Because if they see me crying
  2858.  
  2859. 615
  2860. 00:51:58,880 --> 00:52:05,911
  2861. J‘ They'll die
  2862.  
  2863. 616
  2864. 00:52:09,920 --> 00:52:12,832
  2865. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS)
  2866.  
  2867. 617
  2868. 00:52:14,840 --> 00:52:15,875
  2869. Thank you.
  2870.  
  2871. 618
  2872. 00:52:17,040 --> 00:52:21,079
  2873. (SPEAKING IN SPANISH)
  2874.  
  2875. 619
  2876. 00:52:40,360 --> 00:52:43,830
  2877. (PLAYS INTRODUCTION)
  2878.  
  2879. 620
  2880. 00:52:50,240 --> 00:52:54,233
  2881. J‘ Pio Leyva is a loser with no prestige
  2882.  
  2883. 621
  2884. 00:52:54,360 --> 00:52:58,035
  2885. J‘ You talk trash,
  2886. but you know you love me
  2887.  
  2888. 622
  2889. 00:53:04,560 --> 00:53:08,189
  2890. J‘ Ibrahim wants to sing
  2891. but no one will give him a chance
  2892.  
  2893. 623
  2894. 00:53:08,640 --> 00:53:11,473
  2895. J‘ Ibrahim wants to sing
  2896. but no one will give him a chance
  2897.  
  2898. 624
  2899. 00:53:11,600 --> 00:53:15,832
  2900. J‘ If you sit him in a rocking chair
  2901. he can't hold himself up
  2902.  
  2903. 625
  2904. 00:53:19,200 --> 00:53:24,593
  2905. I've got faith in my San Lazaro,
  2906. they call him the beggar.
  2907.  
  2908. 626
  2909. 00:53:24,720 --> 00:53:29,191
  2910. He opens the path
  2911.  
  2912. 627
  2913. 00:53:29,320 --> 00:53:32,835
  2914. and helps the destitute.
  2915.  
  2916. 628
  2917. 00:53:34,000 --> 00:53:40,235
  2918. I put out flowers for him,
  2919. and a lot of cologne.
  2920.  
  2921. 629
  2922. 00:53:40,360 --> 00:53:46,469
  2923. Every time I leave, I spray him,
  2924. and I spray myself as well.
  2925.  
  2926. 630
  2927. 00:53:51,040 --> 00:53:57,559
  2928. J‘ [need you
  2929.  
  2930. 631
  2931. 00:53:57,680 --> 00:54:01,719
  2932. J‘ There is
  2933.  
  2934. 632
  2935. 00:54:01,840 --> 00:54:07,437
  2936. J‘ A soft whisper
  2937.  
  2938. 633
  2939. 00:54:07,560 --> 00:54:12,953
  2940. J‘ In the silence
  2941.  
  2942. 634
  2943. 00:54:13,080 --> 00:54:17,073
  2944. J‘ Of a blue night
  2945.  
  2946. 635
  2947. 00:54:20,280 --> 00:54:22,794
  2948. (CONTINUE SINGING)
  2949.  
  2950. 636
  2951. 00:54:22,920 --> 00:54:27,675
  2952. JUAN DE MARCOS: It was a thing of love.
  2953. We never thought to make money.
  2954.  
  2955. 637
  2956. 00:54:27,800 --> 00:54:31,873
  2957. I've been poor all my life,
  2958. and I'm so proud of being poor.
  2959.  
  2960. 638
  2961. 00:54:32,000 --> 00:54:35,993
  2962. I'm much more proud of the period
  2963. when I didn't have a cent.
  2964.  
  2965. 639
  2966. 00:54:38,120 --> 00:54:42,352
  2967. This music was made with love.
  2968.  
  2969. 640
  2970. 00:54:42,480 --> 00:54:46,871
  2971. We were all in love with the kind
  2972. of things that we were doing.
  2973.  
  2974. 641
  2975. 00:54:47,000 --> 00:54:51,551
  2976. These old guys were so happy.
  2977. We are back on the road.
  2978.  
  2979. 642
  2980. 00:54:51,680 --> 00:54:54,638
  2981. They felt themself useful again.
  2982.  
  2983. 643
  2984. 00:55:05,680 --> 00:55:12,472
  2985. J‘ There is a soft whisper
  2986.  
  2987. 644
  2988. 00:55:13,520 --> 00:55:18,833
  2989. J‘ In the silence
  2990.  
  2991. 645
  2992. 00:55:18,960 --> 00:55:23,954
  2993. J‘ Of a blue night
  2994.  
  2995. 646
  2996. 00:55:32,720 --> 00:55:35,393
  2997. (AUDIENCE APPLAUD)
  2998.  
  2999. 647
  3000. 00:55:37,280 --> 00:55:39,999
  3001. NICK GOLD: We had everyone from
  3002. the album. And it was partly amazing,
  3003.  
  3004. 648
  3005. 00:55:40,120 --> 00:55:43,237
  3006. because they hadn't played together
  3007. since they'd been in the studio.
  3008.  
  3009. 649
  3010. 00:55:43,360 --> 00:55:44,429
  3011. (MUSIC INTRO)
  3012.  
  3013. 650
  3014. 00:55:46,480 --> 00:55:48,038
  3015. (AUDIENCE CHEERS)
  3016.  
  3017. 651
  3018. 00:56:13,080 --> 00:56:15,548
  3019. (SING IN SPANISH)
  3020.  
  3021. 652
  3022. 00:56:29,680 --> 00:56:33,389
  3023. JUAN DE MARCOS: In physics,
  3024. there's something that's very rare.
  3025.  
  3026. 653
  3027. 00:56:33,520 --> 00:56:37,911
  3028. If you have two particles that
  3029. are separated and if you touch one,
  3030.  
  3031. 654
  3032. 00:56:38,040 --> 00:56:39,792
  3033. the other one is going to move.
  3034.  
  3035. 655
  3036. 00:56:39,920 --> 00:56:42,559
  3037. This is the same thing
  3038. that happened to me
  3039.  
  3040. 656
  3041. 00:56:42,680 --> 00:56:45,069
  3042. during the first show in Amsterdam.
  3043.  
  3044. 657
  3045. 00:56:45,200 --> 00:56:48,158
  3046. Ifelt myself in touch with my country.
  3047.  
  3048. 658
  3049. 00:56:48,280 --> 00:56:53,149
  3050. (SINGING IN SPANISH)
  3051.  
  3052. 659
  3053. 00:57:08,120 --> 00:57:11,237
  3054. (WHISTLING, CHEERING)
  3055.  
  3056. 660
  3057. 00:57:19,840 --> 00:57:20,795
  3058. AUDIENCE MEMBER: Bravo!
  3059.  
  3060. 661
  3061. 00:57:21,880 --> 00:57:23,598
  3062. (PROLONGED APPLAUDS)
  3063.  
  3064. 662
  3065. 00:57:34,160 --> 00:57:36,037
  3066. NICK GOLD:
  3067. People were going crazy for them.
  3068.  
  3069. 663
  3070. 00:57:39,200 --> 00:57:40,918
  3071. Our American distributor
  3072. came over and said,
  3073.  
  3074. 664
  3075. 00:57:41,040 --> 00:57:43,315
  3076. "We've got to do this in Carnegie Hall."
  3077.  
  3078. 665
  3079. 00:57:45,840 --> 00:57:50,072
  3080. To get Cubans to do a show in America
  3081. was very difficult at the time.
  3082.  
  3083. 666
  3084. 00:57:57,760 --> 00:58:02,276
  3085. (SINGS IN SPANISH)
  3086.  
  3087. 667
  3088. 00:58:05,120 --> 00:58:07,634
  3089. (AUDIENCE APPLAUD)
  3090.  
  3091. 668
  3092. 00:58:11,960 --> 00:58:13,916
  3093. (WHISTLING, CHEERING)
  3094.  
  3095. 669
  3096. 00:58:22,440 --> 00:58:23,759
  3097. Thank you.
  3098.  
  3099. 670
  3100. 00:58:24,320 --> 00:58:28,393
  3101. Thank you. Thank you, family.
  3102. Thank you, thank you. Thank you.
  3103.  
  3104. 671
  3105. 00:58:41,280 --> 00:58:44,750
  3106. IBRAHIM:
  3107. I've been Ibrahim Ferrer all my life.
  3108.  
  3109. 672
  3110. 00:58:44,880 --> 00:58:49,795
  3111. I've been singing for 60 years,
  3112. and in those 60 years,
  3113.  
  3114. 673
  3115. 00:58:51,000 --> 00:58:54,037
  3116. I've been the same person,
  3117. with the same voice.
  3118.  
  3119. 674
  3120. 00:58:54,560 --> 00:58:56,039
  3121. Actually not the same voice,
  3122.  
  3123. 675
  3124. 00:58:56,160 --> 00:58:58,037
  3125. because my voice
  3126. is not as good as it used to be.
  3127.  
  3128. 676
  3129. 00:58:58,160 --> 00:59:03,951
  3130. Now? Now your voice is messed up
  3131. and you can barely walk? Now?
  3132.  
  3133. 677
  3134. 00:59:07,920 --> 00:59:11,754
  3135. OMARA: How is it possible that people
  3136. really enjoy this song?
  3137.  
  3138. 678
  3139. 00:59:13,360 --> 00:59:15,954
  3140. It's unfathomable. They even sing along.
  3141.  
  3142. 679
  3143. 00:59:16,840 --> 00:59:19,195
  3144. It's a song about suffering.
  3145.  
  3146. 680
  3147. 00:59:20,040 --> 00:59:23,669
  3148. Have you got any idea how much my
  3149. parents suffered?
  3150.  
  3151. 681
  3152. 00:59:32,000 --> 00:59:35,470
  3153. RUBEN GONZALEZ:
  3154. I've never had success like this. Ever.
  3155.  
  3156. 682
  3157. 00:59:35,600 --> 00:59:42,312
  3158. I don't know, am I going insane?
  3159. Or am I dreaming?
  3160.  
  3161. 683
  3162. 00:59:47,360 --> 00:59:49,954
  3163. COMPAY SEGUNDO: Imean, look, I'm 93.
  3164.  
  3165. 684
  3166. 00:59:51,480 --> 00:59:57,669
  3167. It's a bit late, but the flowers of
  3168. life come to everyone sooner or later.
  3169.  
  3170. 685
  3171. 00:59:59,240 --> 01:00:03,631
  3172. And when the flowers come,
  3173. they only come once.
  3174.  
  3175. 686
  3176. 01:00:04,960 --> 01:00:08,555
  3177. That's why you have to pay attention
  3178. when the flowers arrive.
  3179.  
  3180. 687
  3181. 01:00:12,360 --> 01:00:14,635
  3182. JUAN DE MARCOS:
  3183. In the center of the USA,
  3184.  
  3185. 688
  3186. 01:00:14,760 --> 01:00:18,435
  3187. my aunt brought a Cuban flag
  3188. to the stadium,
  3189.  
  3190. 689
  3191. 01:00:18,560 --> 01:00:21,074
  3192. and we were performing there
  3193. for the first time.
  3194.  
  3195. 690
  3196. 01:00:21,200 --> 01:00:23,839
  3197. Cuban artists coming from the island.
  3198.  
  3199. 691
  3200. 01:00:23,960 --> 01:00:26,758
  3201. We are a small country.
  3202. We have nothing.
  3203.  
  3204. 692
  3205. 01:00:26,880 --> 01:00:31,271
  3206. We have no resources, but we have
  3207. created the music that we have.
  3208.  
  3209. 693
  3210. 01:00:32,400 --> 01:00:34,311
  3211. It was a realized dream.
  3212.  
  3213. 694
  3214. 01:00:37,160 --> 01:00:41,153
  3215. It's my pleasure to, on behalf of
  3216. the people who played on this record...
  3217.  
  3218. 695
  3219. 01:00:41,280 --> 01:00:42,872
  3220. NEWS ANCHOR:
  3221. Ry Cooder picked up the Grammy
  3222.  
  3223. 696
  3224. 01:00:43,000 --> 01:00:44,558
  3225. for Best Tropical Latin Performance.
  3226.  
  3227. 697
  3228. 01:00:44,680 --> 01:00:47,831
  3229. Guitarist Ry Cooder has played
  3230. with The Rolling Stones, Little Feat
  3231.  
  3232. 698
  3233. 01:00:47,960 --> 01:00:51,839
  3234. and Randy Newman, but the musicians
  3235. he's talking about the most these days
  3236.  
  3237. 699
  3238. 01:00:51,960 --> 01:00:54,394
  3239. are the ones who have just won
  3240. a Grammy Award.
  3241.  
  3242. 700
  3243. 01:00:58,280 --> 01:01:02,319
  3244. OMARA: When Wim Wenders was making
  3245. the documentary,
  3246.  
  3247. 701
  3248. 01:01:02,440 --> 01:01:06,956
  3249. Ibrahim said, "Omara, you've recorded
  3250. with the whole world.
  3251.  
  3252. 702
  3253. 01:01:07,080 --> 01:01:09,878
  3254. I'd love for you to record a song
  3255. with me." I said, "Well, all right."
  3256.  
  3257. 703
  3258. 01:01:11,560 --> 01:01:13,630
  3259. J‘ I don't want
  3260.  
  3261. 704
  3262. 01:01:15,400 --> 01:01:20,520
  3263. J‘ The flowers to know
  3264.  
  3265. 705
  3266. 01:01:23,040 --> 01:01:26,430
  3267. J‘ The torments
  3268.  
  3269. 706
  3270. 01:01:26,560 --> 01:01:32,430
  3271. J‘ Ofmylife...
  3272.  
  3273. 707
  3274. 01:01:40,720 --> 01:01:43,473
  3275. Ry and I go back for more than 20 years,
  3276. and we're very old friends.
  3277.  
  3278. 708
  3279. 01:01:43,720 --> 01:01:45,517
  3280. When he came back from recording
  3281. Buena Vista,
  3282.  
  3283. 709
  3284. 01:01:45,640 --> 01:01:48,552
  3285. he was beaming with joy
  3286. and he was so contagious
  3287.  
  3288. 710
  3289. 01:01:48,680 --> 01:01:51,638
  3290. that I realized
  3291. it must have been very special.
  3292.  
  3293. 711
  3294. 01:01:51,760 --> 01:01:55,673
  3295. And then I heard the music,
  3296. and then I knew it was very special.
  3297.  
  3298. 712
  3299. 01:01:55,800 --> 01:01:58,917
  3300. He told me all these stories
  3301. about these old guys,
  3302.  
  3303. 713
  3304. 01:01:59,040 --> 01:02:03,192
  3305. and that they were 90 and 80,
  3306. and that they were more full of life
  3307.  
  3308. 714
  3309. 01:02:03,320 --> 01:02:05,993
  3310. than anybody else he ever met.
  3311. I wanted to see for myself.
  3312.  
  3313. 715
  3314. 01:02:08,360 --> 01:02:12,717
  3315. Let's ask these people, the old folks,
  3316. the old folks ofthe barrio,
  3317.  
  3318. 716
  3319. 01:02:12,840 --> 01:02:16,435
  3320. "Hey, where was
  3321. Buena Vista Social Club?"
  3322.  
  3323. 717
  3324. 01:02:17,440 --> 01:02:20,796
  3325. Oh, this guy knows. We're looking
  3326. for the Buena Vista Social Club.
  3327.  
  3328. 718
  3329. 01:02:20,920 --> 01:02:21,989
  3330. Buena Vista Social Club?
  3331.  
  3332. 719
  3333. 01:02:22,120 --> 01:02:24,350
  3334. - Where the society used to hang out?
  3335. - It no longer exists.
  3336.  
  3337. 720
  3338. 01:02:24,480 --> 01:02:27,438
  3339. Buena Vista Social Club
  3340. has got to be over there.
  3341.  
  3342. 721
  3343. 01:02:27,600 --> 01:02:30,034
  3344. So, you need to go that way.
  3345.  
  3346. 722
  3347. 01:02:30,160 --> 01:02:34,995
  3348. Well, if you go up this street,
  3349. to 60th, it's there.
  3350.  
  3351. 723
  3352. 01:02:41,280 --> 01:02:42,235
  3353. The nominees are...
  3354.  
  3355. 724
  3356. 01:02:42,400 --> 01:02:44,709
  3357. NICK GOLD: The film
  3358. really pushed it over the edge.
  3359.  
  3360. 725
  3361. 01:02:44,840 --> 01:02:49,197
  3362. It was selling more and more and more.
  3363. It was a real phenomenon.
  3364.  
  3365. 726
  3366. 01:02:59,120 --> 01:03:01,076
  3367. IBRAHIM, WE WOULD LIKE
  3368. TO MEET YOU
  3369.  
  3370. 727
  3371. 01:03:06,080 --> 01:03:10,676
  3372. J‘ Oh, Candela, Candela, Candela,
  3373. I'm burning
  3374.  
  3375. 728
  3376. 01:03:10,800 --> 01:03:15,032
  3377. J‘ Oh, Candela, Candela, Candela,
  3378. I'm burning
  3379.  
  3380. 729
  3381. 01:03:15,160 --> 01:03:18,948
  3382. J‘ A rodent put on a dance
  3383. for some great amusement
  3384.  
  3385. 730
  3386. 01:03:19,080 --> 01:03:23,198
  3387. J‘ He chose a mouse as his drummer
  3388. to play for the whole day
  3389.  
  3390. 731
  3391. 01:03:23,320 --> 01:03:27,472
  3392. J‘ An elegant and amiable cat
  3393. came along as well
  3394.  
  3395. 732
  3396. 01:03:27,600 --> 01:03:29,352
  3397. J‘ Good evening, my friend...
  3398.  
  3399. 733
  3400. 01:03:29,480 --> 01:03:31,550
  3401. I'm eating a grape.
  3402.  
  3403. 734
  3404. 01:03:36,600 --> 01:03:38,556
  3405. - (PHONE RINGS)
  3406. - Tell Santiago hello from all of us.
  3407.  
  3408. 735
  3409. 01:03:38,680 --> 01:03:43,879
  3410. - Tell him to give you the ration card.
  3411. - Get me a ration card, you hear me?
  3412.  
  3413. 736
  3414. 01:03:45,000 --> 01:03:49,357
  3415. J‘ The mouse got up on the palm tree
  3416. roof and announced politely
  3417.  
  3418. 737
  3419. 01:03:49,480 --> 01:03:54,156
  3420. J‘ And now if you want to dance
  3421. find yourself another drummer
  3422.  
  3423. 738
  3424. 01:03:54,280 --> 01:03:58,512
  3425. J‘ Ah, Candela, Candela, Candela,
  3426. I'm burning
  3427.  
  3428. 739
  3429. 01:03:58,640 --> 01:04:03,111
  3430. J‘ Oh, Candela, Candela, Candela,
  3431. I'm burning
  3432.  
  3433. 740
  3434. 01:04:03,240 --> 01:04:06,357
  3435. J‘ Oh, Candela, Candela, Candela,
  3436. I'm burning
  3437.  
  3438. 741
  3439. 01:04:06,480 --> 01:04:12,112
  3440. J‘ Listen, Faustino Oramas and friends,
  3441. I need someone to put out the flames
  3442.  
  3443. 742
  3444. 01:04:12,240 --> 01:04:15,312
  3445. J‘ Oh, Candela, Candela, Candela,
  3446. I'm burning
  3447.  
  3448. 743
  3449. 01:04:15,440 --> 01:04:21,037
  3450. J‘ If you are lost, dial seven zeros,
  3451. that way the fire brigade might turn up
  3452.  
  3453. 744
  3454. 01:04:21,160 --> 01:04:25,312
  3455. J‘ Oh, Candela, Candela, Candela,
  3456. I'm burning
  3457.  
  3458. 745
  3459. 01:04:25,440 --> 01:04:31,117
  3460. J‘ Oh, Candela, Candela, Candela,
  3461. I'm burning
  3462.  
  3463. 746
  3464. 01:04:33,600 --> 01:04:36,160
  3465. You know he wanted to kiss me on stage.
  3466.  
  3467. 747
  3468. 01:04:42,640 --> 01:04:45,234
  3469. - Each candle is worth five years.
  3470. - Cheers.
  3471.  
  3472. 748
  3473. 01:04:52,760 --> 01:04:55,228
  3474. The kangaroos didn't eat this.
  3475.  
  3476. 749
  3477. 01:05:00,200 --> 01:05:02,475
  3478. I still have to pinch myself
  3479.  
  3480. 750
  3481. 01:05:04,680 --> 01:05:08,229
  3482. - to make sure I'm not asleep, dreaming.
  3483. - (LAUGHS)
  3484.  
  3485. 751
  3486. 01:05:08,360 --> 01:05:14,629
  3487. I never thought I would be
  3488. so successful.
  3489.  
  3490. 752
  3491. 01:05:31,360 --> 01:05:32,509
  3492. It was astonishing.
  3493.  
  3494. 753
  3495. 01:05:34,560 --> 01:05:35,879
  3496. JUAN DE MARCOS: The day before,
  3497.  
  3498. 754
  3499. 01:05:36,000 --> 01:05:39,072
  3500. Elton John was performing at Hyde Park
  3501. for 8, 000 people.
  3502.  
  3503. 755
  3504. 01:05:39,720 --> 01:05:41,676
  3505. We brought 14,000.
  3506.  
  3507. 756
  3508. 01:05:43,720 --> 01:05:47,395
  3509. At the end, Ibrahim was jumping.
  3510. He became a superstar.
  3511.  
  3512. 757
  3513. 01:05:47,920 --> 01:05:49,956
  3514. Unbelievable. Unbelievable.
  3515.  
  3516. 758
  3517. 01:05:51,960 --> 01:05:55,032
  3518. Everybody's going to be
  3519. remembering Ibrahim for a century.
  3520.  
  3521. 759
  3522. 01:05:55,720 --> 01:05:57,392
  3523. (SINGS IN SPANISH)
  3524.  
  3525. 760
  3526. 01:05:57,520 --> 01:05:59,112
  3527. (AUDIENCE SINGS ALONG)
  3528.  
  3529. 761
  3530. 01:06:14,160 --> 01:06:15,673
  3531. Fire's out.
  3532.  
  3533. 762
  3534. 01:06:15,800 --> 01:06:16,869
  3535. (AUDIENCE APPLAUD AND CHEER)
  3536.  
  3537. 763
  3538. 01:06:20,600 --> 01:06:22,352
  3539. JUAN DE MARCOS:
  3540. Ibrahim got a second chance.
  3541.  
  3542. 764
  3543. 01:06:22,480 --> 01:06:26,439
  3544. He was touched by the hand of God,
  3545. whoever God is.
  3546.  
  3547. 765
  3548. 01:06:31,760 --> 01:06:39,474
  3549. I don't know why they have denied
  3550. my visa request.
  3551.  
  3552. 766
  3553. 01:06:41,440 --> 01:06:47,959
  3554. At least I don't feel like a terrorist.
  3555.  
  3556. 767
  3557. 01:06:52,080 --> 01:06:58,110
  3558. NICK GOLD SPEAKS SPANISH:
  3559. All of us here recognize
  3560.  
  3561. 768
  3562. 01:06:58,240 --> 01:07:03,268
  3563. that these are very prestigious awards.
  3564.  
  3565. 769
  3566. 01:07:03,400 --> 01:07:09,509
  3567. They are proof that...
  3568. (IN ENGLISH) That's wrong, isn't it?
  3569.  
  3570. 770
  3571. 01:07:09,640 --> 01:07:13,428
  3572. (IN SPANISH)...the world recognizes
  3573. your importance, as well.
  3574.  
  3575. 771
  3576. 01:07:13,560 --> 01:07:15,710
  3577. Ibrahim, I love you. Thank you.
  3578.  
  3579. 772
  3580. 01:07:15,840 --> 01:07:17,398
  3581. (ROOM APPLAU DS)
  3582.  
  3583. 773
  3584. 01:07:24,040 --> 01:07:26,395
  3585. (WHISTLING, CHEERING)
  3586.  
  3587. 774
  3588. 01:07:29,320 --> 01:07:31,276
  3589. - (IN SPANISH) Three Grammy's?
  3590. - Yes. Three.
  3591.  
  3592. 775
  3593. 01:07:31,400 --> 01:07:32,389
  3594. Three.
  3595.  
  3596. 776
  3597. 01:07:32,520 --> 01:07:35,159
  3598. BEST TRADITIONAL TROPICAL
  3599. ALBUM 2003 - BUENOS HERMANOS
  3600.  
  3601. 777
  3602. 01:07:39,720 --> 01:07:42,757
  3603. - Thank you.
  3604. - My goodness,
  3605.  
  3606. 778
  3607. 01:07:42,880 --> 01:07:45,917
  3608. thank you for everything.
  3609.  
  3610. 779
  3611. 01:07:52,960 --> 01:07:56,714
  3612. BARBARITO: Compay used to play
  3613. with a travelling country band.
  3614.  
  3615. 780
  3616. 01:07:56,840 --> 01:07:58,034
  3617. They were missing a lute player.
  3618.  
  3619. 781
  3620. 01:07:59,280 --> 01:08:02,829
  3621. Back then, I was a kid
  3622. who was known as a lute player.
  3623.  
  3624. 782
  3625. 01:08:02,960 --> 01:08:07,351
  3626. He said, "We're going to Matanzas to
  3627. ask Barbarito if he wants to join us."
  3628.  
  3629. 783
  3630. 01:08:07,480 --> 01:08:12,031
  3631. When he had the chance,
  3632. he came to Matanzas, on the eighth...
  3633.  
  3634. 784
  3635. 01:08:12,160 --> 01:08:16,551
  3636. It was on September 9th, 1977.
  3637.  
  3638. 785
  3639. 01:08:17,880 --> 01:08:23,477
  3640. I remember exactly, because the day
  3641. before, I had buried my father.
  3642.  
  3643. 786
  3644. 01:08:23,600 --> 01:08:27,388
  3645. These people appeared, looking for me
  3646. to go and play music with them,
  3647.  
  3648. 787
  3649. 01:08:27,520 --> 01:08:32,469
  3650. and I didn't want to go, because I had
  3651. just buried my father the day before.
  3652.  
  3653. 788
  3654. 01:08:32,600 --> 01:08:36,673
  3655. So, my mother started packing
  3656. a suitcase with some of my clothes.
  3657.  
  3658. 789
  3659. 01:08:36,800 --> 01:08:41,112
  3660. She said, "He's going. His father
  3661. wanted him to become a musician."
  3662.  
  3663. 790
  3664. 01:08:42,040 --> 01:08:44,600
  3665. And that's how I met Compay.
  3666.  
  3667. 791
  3668. 01:08:48,880 --> 01:08:55,718
  3669. Look at the ocean. This is such
  3670. a beautiful place, isn't it?
  3671.  
  3672. 792
  3673. 01:08:55,880 --> 01:08:58,075
  3674. My grandmother
  3675. would send me out to run errands,
  3676.  
  3677. 793
  3678. 01:08:58,200 --> 01:09:02,671
  3679. but sometimes I would go swimming
  3680. in the ocean.
  3681.  
  3682. 794
  3683. 01:09:03,720 --> 01:09:09,590
  3684. But when I got home, my grandma
  3685. would grab my leg and lick it
  3686.  
  3687. 795
  3688. 01:09:09,720 --> 01:09:12,792
  3689. to see if I was salty from swimming.
  3690.  
  3691. 796
  3692. 01:09:17,400 --> 01:09:20,676
  3693. My grandmother
  3694. is buried in this cemetery.
  3695.  
  3696. 797
  3697. 01:09:20,800 --> 01:09:23,314
  3698. She was laid to rest
  3699. when I was seven years old.
  3700.  
  3701. 798
  3702. 01:09:24,280 --> 01:09:27,590
  3703. I asked,
  3704. "Why are they carrying her in a box?"
  3705.  
  3706. 799
  3707. 01:09:27,720 --> 01:09:29,915
  3708. They told me, "She's going to a party,
  3709.  
  3710. 800
  3711. 01:09:30,040 --> 01:09:33,669
  3712. and they're carrying her in a box,
  3713. so she doesn't have to walk,
  3714.  
  3715. 801
  3716. 01:09:33,800 --> 01:09:36,553
  3717. and they're keeping her covered
  3718. to protect her from the sun."
  3719.  
  3720. 802
  3721. 01:09:36,680 --> 01:09:39,956
  3722. And I said, "That's so nice."
  3723.  
  3724. 803
  3725. 01:09:41,840 --> 01:09:44,229
  3726. For my grandmother, Ma Regina.
  3727.  
  3728. 804
  3729. 01:09:54,720 --> 01:09:58,315
  3730. J‘ Guantanamera
  3731.  
  3732. 805
  3733. 01:09:58,440 --> 01:10:01,079
  3734. J‘ Guajira guantanamera
  3735.  
  3736. 806
  3737. 01:10:03,240 --> 01:10:06,152
  3738. (AUDIENCE) J‘ Guantanamera
  3739.  
  3740. 807
  3741. 01:10:06,280 --> 01:10:11,229
  3742. J‘ Guajira guantanamera
  3743.  
  3744. 808
  3745. 01:10:11,360 --> 01:10:18,072
  3746. I've fulfilled the three obligations
  3747. of a man, according to Jose Marti.
  3748.  
  3749. 809
  3750. 01:10:18,200 --> 01:10:24,469
  3751. I've planted a tree, I've had a child
  3752. and I've written a book.
  3753.  
  3754. 810
  3755. 01:10:24,600 --> 01:10:28,115
  3756. I have fulfilled all those obligations.
  3757.  
  3758. 811
  3759. 01:10:28,240 --> 01:10:34,998
  3760. I feel satisfied with what
  3761. I've accomplished in my life.
  3762.  
  3763. 812
  3764. 01:10:35,120 --> 01:10:38,237
  3765. J‘ I'm an honest man
  3766.  
  3767. 813
  3768. 01:10:39,280 --> 01:10:41,840
  3769. J‘ From where the palm tree grows
  3770.  
  3771. 814
  3772. 01:10:51,480 --> 01:10:55,439
  3773. J‘ And before I die
  3774.  
  3775. 815
  3776. 01:10:55,560 --> 01:10:59,553
  3777. J‘ I want to sing out my soul
  3778.  
  3779. 816
  3780. 01:10:59,680 --> 01:11:02,558
  3781. The flowers of life.
  3782. How lovely they are.
  3783.  
  3784. 817
  3785. 01:11:02,680 --> 01:11:06,593
  3786. Sooner or later,
  3787. they come to you in their splendor.
  3788.  
  3789. 818
  3790. 01:11:06,720 --> 01:11:07,948
  3791. Thank you, Maestro.
  3792.  
  3793. 819
  3794. 01:11:08,160 --> 01:11:09,639
  3795. THE FLOWERS OF LIFE
  3796.  
  3797. 820
  3798. 01:11:16,480 --> 01:11:22,715
  3799. Without love flowers will die,
  3800. and without kisses love will disappear.
  3801.  
  3802. 821
  3803. 01:11:25,760 --> 01:11:29,594
  3804. Excellent. Spoken like a true poet.
  3805.  
  3806. 822
  3807. 01:11:30,440 --> 01:11:34,433
  3808. (SINGS)
  3809.  
  3810. 823
  3811. 01:11:35,760 --> 01:11:37,876
  3812. That's life for you.
  3813.  
  3814. 824
  3815. 01:11:43,400 --> 01:11:50,078
  3816. Music is closer to the true world
  3817. than the material world.
  3818.  
  3819. 825
  3820. 01:11:54,560 --> 01:12:01,432
  3821. It's so terrible that he has
  3822. that disease. Can they fix that?
  3823.  
  3824. 826
  3825. 01:12:02,800 --> 01:12:05,951
  3826. His problem is
  3827. sometimes his mind just goes.
  3828.  
  3829. 827
  3830. 01:12:06,080 --> 01:12:09,868
  3831. The master ofthe piano,
  3832.  
  3833. 828
  3834. 01:12:10,000 --> 01:12:14,152
  3835. the great Ruben Gonzalez.
  3836.  
  3837. 829
  3838. 01:12:14,280 --> 01:12:16,191
  3839. (AUDIENCE WHISTLES, CHEERS)
  3840.  
  3841. 830
  3842. 01:12:18,800 --> 01:12:20,756
  3843. (MUSIC INTRO)
  3844.  
  3845. 831
  3846. 01:12:20,880 --> 01:12:23,440
  3847. (WILD CHEERING)
  3848.  
  3849. 832
  3850. 01:12:31,360 --> 01:12:36,354
  3851. MALE INTERVIEWER:
  3852. How do you remember the music so well,
  3853.  
  3854. 833
  3855. 01:12:36,480 --> 01:12:38,436
  3856. and you don't forget?
  3857.  
  3858. 834
  3859. 01:12:39,720 --> 01:12:47,195
  3860. I think that it's the influence
  3861. of spirits, ofthings spirits enjoy.
  3862.  
  3863. 835
  3864. 01:12:48,120 --> 01:12:52,238
  3865. I have got a lot of spirits
  3866. of musicians surrounding me.
  3867.  
  3868. 836
  3869. 01:12:53,480 --> 01:12:56,836
  3870. So many of my friends have passed away.
  3871.  
  3872. 837
  3873. 01:12:56,960 --> 01:13:04,116
  3874. When you remember something,
  3875. it's because your spirit is in it.
  3876.  
  3877. 838
  3878. 01:13:09,760 --> 01:13:11,591
  3879. FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
  3880. Will you ever stop playing?
  3881.  
  3882. 839
  3883. 01:13:11,720 --> 01:13:13,676
  3884. No way.
  3885.  
  3886. 840
  3887. 01:13:13,800 --> 01:13:16,872
  3888. I will play my last note in the grave.
  3889.  
  3890. 841
  3891. 01:13:32,680 --> 01:13:36,559
  3892. (APPLAUSE)
  3893.  
  3894. 842
  3895. 01:13:48,680 --> 01:13:50,352
  3896. J‘ Ruben
  3897.  
  3898. 843
  3899. 01:13:59,000 --> 01:14:01,719
  3900. MALE ANNOUNCER: Don Ruben Gonzalez.
  3901.  
  3902. 844
  3903. 01:14:09,840 --> 01:14:11,637
  3904. This is for my mum.
  3905.  
  3906. 845
  3907. 01:14:14,760 --> 01:14:16,432
  3908. (CROWD APPLAU DS)
  3909.  
  3910. 846
  3911. 01:14:23,960 --> 01:14:25,279
  3912. (AUDIENCE CHEERS)
  3913.  
  3914. 847
  3915. 01:14:39,200 --> 01:14:46,151
  3916. J‘ lam from Carabali,
  3917. a black slave from Africa
  3918.  
  3919. 848
  3920. 01:14:47,000 --> 01:14:53,712
  3921. J‘ Without freedom I cannot live
  3922.  
  3923. 849
  3924. 01:14:54,640 --> 01:15:01,671
  3925. J‘ White man has crushed my heart
  3926.  
  3927. 850
  3928. 01:15:02,280 --> 01:15:09,709
  3929. J‘ So mistreated body so weakened
  3930.  
  3931. 851
  3932. 01:15:09,920 --> 01:15:16,519
  3933. J‘ So mistreated body so weakened
  3934.  
  3935. 852
  3936. 01:15:42,640 --> 01:15:45,234
  3937. J‘ Manigua, manigua, mama
  3938.  
  3939. 853
  3940. 01:15:45,360 --> 01:15:47,555
  3941. J‘ Search for the mountain
  3942.  
  3943. 854
  3944. 01:15:49,560 --> 01:15:54,429
  3945. J‘ One step fon/vard, machero
  3946. if you've got a saddle, you can ride
  3947.  
  3948. 855
  3949. 01:15:54,560 --> 01:15:58,075
  3950. (CONTINUE SINGING IN SPANISH)
  3951.  
  3952. 856
  3953. 01:16:33,240 --> 01:16:38,678
  3954. J‘ lam Carabali,
  3955. I am Mandinga and] want my freedom
  3956.  
  3957. 857
  3958. 01:16:38,800 --> 01:16:40,950
  3959. (SONG CONTINUES)
  3960.  
  3961. 858
  3962. 01:17:03,720 --> 01:17:06,154
  3963. (WILD CHEERING)
  3964.  
  3965. 859
  3966. 01:17:06,280 --> 01:17:08,714
  3967. MALE ANNOUNCER: Ibrahim Ferrer.
  3968.  
  3969. 860
  3970. 01:17:08,840 --> 01:17:12,628
  3971. My Lazaro saved this for
  3972. me until the year 2000.
  3973.  
  3974. 861
  3975. 01:17:14,320 --> 01:17:17,312
  3976. IBRAHIM FERRER: Now my voice is shot
  3977. and I can barely walk.
  3978.  
  3979. 862
  3980. 01:17:19,080 --> 01:17:23,437
  3981. You're supposed to be
  3982. famous when you're 15 or 20.
  3983.  
  3984. 863
  3985. 01:17:25,560 --> 01:17:30,190
  3986. But there's a saying. "It's never
  3987. too late if the outcome is good. "
  3988.  
  3989. 864
  3990. 01:17:32,760 --> 01:17:35,911
  3991. Before this,
  3992. I didn't want to live any more.
  3993.  
  3994. 865
  3995. 01:17:36,040 --> 01:17:39,669
  3996. Thank goodness Juan De Marcos
  3997. came along
  3998.  
  3999. 866
  4000. 01:17:39,800 --> 01:17:43,031
  4001. and roused me from my rocking chair.
  4002.  
  4003. 867
  4004. 01:17:51,440 --> 01:17:56,878
  4005. His final concert
  4006. was Marciac Jazz Festival. That was...
  4007.  
  4008. 868
  4009. 01:17:57,000 --> 01:17:59,673
  4010. We were going to cancel it,
  4011. and he said no.
  4012.  
  4013. 869
  4014. 01:18:04,040 --> 01:18:06,031
  4015. MALE ANNOUNCER: Ibrahim Ferrer.
  4016.  
  4017. 870
  4018. 01:18:06,160 --> 01:18:07,752
  4019. (WHISTLING, CHEERING)
  4020.  
  4021. 871
  4022. 01:18:09,400 --> 01:18:11,755
  4023. IDANIA: By then,
  4024. his condition was so advanced
  4025.  
  4026. 872
  4027. 01:18:11,880 --> 01:18:17,671
  4028. that they had to give him oxygen
  4029. every two songs.
  4030.  
  4031. 873
  4032. 01:18:20,120 --> 01:18:21,553
  4033. (SINGS IN SPANISH)
  4034.  
  4035. 874
  4036. 01:18:21,680 --> 01:18:24,399
  4037. IDANIA: And four days later,
  4038. he was gone.
  4039.  
  4040. 875
  4041. 01:18:25,160 --> 01:18:29,950
  4042. J‘ The soul surrenders
  4043.  
  4044. 876
  4045. 01:18:30,080 --> 01:18:35,791
  4046. J‘ With sweet and total renunciation
  4047.  
  4048. 877
  4049. 01:18:35,920 --> 01:18:40,596
  4050. J‘ And when that miracle fulfils
  4051.  
  4052. 878
  4053. 01:18:40,720 --> 01:18:44,679
  4054. J‘ The wonder of love
  4055.  
  4056. 879
  4057. 01:18:46,120 --> 01:18:52,958
  4058. J‘ There are festival bells
  4059.  
  4060. 880
  4061. 01:18:53,080 --> 01:18:56,231
  4062. J‘ Singing in my heart
  4063.  
  4064. 881
  4065. 01:18:58,320 --> 01:19:03,110
  4066. J‘ In my heart
  4067.  
  4068. 882
  4069. 01:19:03,240 --> 01:19:06,596
  4070. IDANIA: He gave everything he had
  4071. at that concert.
  4072.  
  4073. 883
  4074. 01:19:11,000 --> 01:19:16,791
  4075. He passed away as the most popular,
  4076. the most famous Cuban singer
  4077.  
  4078. 884
  4079. 01:19:16,920 --> 01:19:18,956
  4080. ofthe 20th century.
  4081.  
  4082. 885
  4083. 01:19:21,240 --> 01:19:24,755
  4084. I don't know ifl should tell you this.
  4085.  
  4086. 886
  4087. 01:19:26,920 --> 01:19:30,390
  4088. Tonight, and every other night,
  4089.  
  4090. 887
  4091. 01:19:30,520 --> 01:19:35,355
  4092. but especially on this day, August 3rd,
  4093.  
  4094. 888
  4095. 01:19:35,480 --> 01:19:42,955
  4096. our beloved friend, Ibrahim Ferrer,
  4097. performed here, on this stage.
  4098.  
  4099. 889
  4100. 01:19:43,080 --> 01:19:45,275
  4101. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS)
  4102.  
  4103. 890
  4104. 01:19:57,000 --> 01:20:00,834
  4105. J‘ Two gardenias
  4106.  
  4107. 891
  4108. 01:20:00,960 --> 01:20:02,518
  4109. (WHISTLING, CHEERING)
  4110.  
  4111. 892
  4112. 01:20:06,760 --> 01:20:08,910
  4113. J‘ For you
  4114.  
  4115. 893
  4116. 01:20:10,640 --> 01:20:13,552
  4117. J‘ With them I want to say
  4118.  
  4119. 894
  4120. 01:20:16,800 --> 01:20:18,552
  4121. J‘ [love you
  4122.  
  4123. 895
  4124. 01:20:22,080 --> 01:20:24,753
  4125. J‘ [adore you
  4126.  
  4127. 896
  4128. 01:20:26,120 --> 01:20:30,272
  4129. I‘ My life
  4130.  
  4131. 897
  4132. 01:20:33,560 --> 01:20:37,997
  4133. J‘ Give them all your attention
  4134.  
  4135. 898
  4136. 01:20:38,120 --> 01:20:44,275
  4137. J‘ They are your heart and mine
  4138.  
  4139. 899
  4140. 01:20:45,680 --> 01:20:49,753
  4141. COMPAY SEGUNDO: The son has
  4142. spread all over the world.
  4143.  
  4144. 900
  4145. 01:20:49,880 --> 01:20:54,192
  4146. That fiower has returned,
  4147. and the tree has bloomed again.
  4148.  
  4149. 901
  4150. 01:20:58,960 --> 01:21:05,399
  4151. OMARA: That marvelous man, such a great
  4152. singer, great artist, great friend,
  4153.  
  4154. 902
  4155. 01:21:05,520 --> 01:21:08,239
  4156. a great Cuban: Ibrahim Ferrer.
  4157.  
  4158. 903
  4159. 01:21:09,840 --> 01:21:14,152
  4160. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS)
  4161.  
  4162. 904
  4163. 01:21:15,680 --> 01:21:19,309
  4164. J‘ By your side, they'll live on
  4165.  
  4166. 905
  4167. 01:21:20,520 --> 01:21:26,675
  4168. J‘ And they'll speak to you
  4169. like when you are with me
  4170.  
  4171. 906
  4172. 01:21:26,800 --> 01:21:33,069
  4173. J‘ And you will even believe
  4174. that they'll tell you
  4175.  
  4176. 907
  4177. 01:21:33,200 --> 01:21:35,475
  4178. J‘ [love you
  4179.  
  4180. 908
  4181. 01:21:35,600 --> 01:21:41,948
  4182. J‘ But if one afternoon
  4183.  
  4184. 909
  4185. 01:21:43,720 --> 01:21:48,635
  4186. J‘ The gardenias of my love die
  4187.  
  4188. 910
  4189. 01:21:48,760 --> 01:21:53,595
  4190. J‘ It's because
  4191. they have guessed that you betrayed me
  4192.  
  4193. 911
  4194. 01:21:53,720 --> 01:21:57,599
  4195. J‘ Because another love exists
  4196.  
  4197. 912
  4198. 01:21:57,720 --> 01:21:59,551
  4199. (SONG CONTINUES)
  4200.  
  4201. 913
  4202. 01:22:19,200 --> 01:22:23,079
  4203. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS)
  4204.  
  4205. 914
  4206. 01:23:23,280 --> 01:23:26,909
  4207. ELIADES OCHOA: I believe
  4208. I was born with music in my blood.
  4209.  
  4210. 915
  4211. 01:23:27,800 --> 01:23:30,553
  4212. I like people to know my origins,
  4213. where I'm from.
  4214.  
  4215. 916
  4216. 01:23:30,680 --> 01:23:32,636
  4217. I like it because it brings me life.
  4218.  
  4219. 917
  4220. 01:23:32,760 --> 01:23:37,151
  4221. It gives me the desire to keep
  4222. making music every moment,
  4223.  
  4224. 918
  4225. 01:23:37,280 --> 01:23:40,113
  4226. on any stage, anywhere in the world.
  4227.  
  4228. 919
  4229. 01:23:40,880 --> 01:23:44,031
  4230. That's the strength I receive
  4231. when I think about where I'm from.
  4232.  
  4233. 920
  4234. 01:23:52,360 --> 01:23:59,277
  4235. J‘ Along the road by my house
  4236. a cart driver with his wares passed by
  4237.  
  4238. 921
  4239. 01:24:03,720 --> 01:24:09,750
  4240. J‘ With his sentimental songs
  4241. the happy guajiro sang
  4242.  
  4243. 922
  4244. 01:24:15,080 --> 01:24:18,356
  4245. J‘ I'm a guajiro and I have my cart
  4246.  
  4247. 923
  4248. 01:24:18,480 --> 01:24:20,710
  4249. J‘ And I lead a good life
  4250. in the countryside
  4251.  
  4252. 924
  4253. 01:24:26,680 --> 01:24:32,277
  4254. J‘ The countryside is paradise,
  4255. the most beautiful place in the world
  4256.  
  4257. 925
  4258. 01:24:32,400 --> 01:24:38,077
  4259. J‘ On horseback,
  4260. we'll ride up the mountain
  4261.  
  4262. 926
  4263. 01:25:11,400 --> 01:25:16,918
  4264. J‘ I work without resting
  4265. so one day I may marry
  4266.  
  4267. 927
  4268. 01:25:22,720 --> 01:25:28,113
  4269. J‘ And when that day comes
  4270. I'll be a very lucky guajiro
  4271.  
  4272. 928
  4273. 01:25:42,880 --> 01:25:45,599
  4274. J‘ Reap the fruit of your sweat
  4275.  
  4276. 929
  4277. 01:25:45,720 --> 01:25:47,711
  4278. (SONG CONTINUES)
  4279.  
  4280. 930
  4281. 01:25:51,240 --> 01:25:53,515
  4282. The traditional music of Cuba,
  4283.  
  4284. 931
  4285. 01:25:53,640 --> 01:25:56,916
  4286. son has given me everything I have,
  4287. up to now.
  4288.  
  4289. 932
  4290. 01:25:57,040 --> 01:26:00,430
  4291. And ifl live a few more years,
  4292. son will continue to provide.
  4293.  
  4294. 933
  4295. 01:26:09,080 --> 01:26:13,312
  4296. the 'Buena Vista Social Club"
  4297. to perform at the White House.
  4298.  
  4299. 934
  4300. 01:26:13,440 --> 01:26:15,271
  4301. FEMALE NEWSCASTER:
  4302. This is the first time
  4303.  
  4304. 935
  4305. 01:26:15,400 --> 01:26:17,595
  4306. that the popular group
  4307. will play the White House,
  4308.  
  4309. 936
  4310. 01:26:17,720 --> 01:26:21,076
  4311. just as diplomatic relations
  4312. are being re-established
  4313.  
  4314. 937
  4315. 01:26:21,200 --> 01:26:23,236
  4316. between the USA and Cuba.
  4317.  
  4318. 938
  4319. 01:26:23,360 --> 01:26:27,990
  4320. We are always thinking of our friends
  4321. who are no longer here physically.
  4322.  
  4323. 939
  4324. 01:26:37,760 --> 01:26:41,514
  4325. We're going to keep playing as a group
  4326. and keep playing the same music.
  4327.  
  4328. 940
  4329. 01:26:41,640 --> 01:26:44,837
  4330. We're still playing the same music
  4331. as a tribute,
  4332.  
  4333. 941
  4334. 01:26:44,960 --> 01:26:47,428
  4335. and we've added some younger members.
  4336.  
  4337. 942
  4338. 01:26:52,840 --> 01:26:56,389
  4339. Everyone associates
  4340. Buena Vista Social Club with Cuba.
  4341.  
  4342. 943
  4343. 01:27:00,920 --> 01:27:03,388
  4344. This is the first time
  4345. I ever played the piano.
  4346.  
  4347. 944
  4348. 01:27:06,480 --> 01:27:08,550
  4349. GUAJIRO: When I was a kid,
  4350. I learned by listening to him.
  4351.  
  4352. 945
  4353. 01:27:11,120 --> 01:27:14,510
  4354. He was always my teacher and my mentor.
  4355.  
  4356. 946
  4357. 01:27:17,640 --> 01:27:20,757
  4358. We get along really well,
  4359. grandpa and grandson.
  4360.  
  4361. 947
  4362. 01:27:20,880 --> 01:27:21,869
  4363. And the glucose?
  4364.  
  4365. 948
  4366. 01:27:31,880 --> 01:27:33,871
  4367. Bye. Bye.
  4368.  
  4369. 949
  4370. 01:27:34,600 --> 01:27:38,912
  4371. He does this thing.
  4372. Say he's whistling a melody...
  4373.  
  4374. 950
  4375. 01:27:39,360 --> 01:27:42,158
  4376. (VVHISTLES MELODY)
  4377.  
  4378. 951
  4379. 01:27:42,280 --> 01:27:45,875
  4380. - I fall asleep.
  4381. - Then he picks up where he left off.
  4382.  
  4383. 952
  4384. 01:27:46,000 --> 01:27:48,150
  4385. (CONTINUES WHISTLING MELODY)
  4386.  
  4387. 953
  4388. 01:27:50,440 --> 01:27:52,158
  4389. Easy now.
  4390.  
  4391. 954
  4392. 01:28:14,320 --> 01:28:19,314
  4393. - Good to see you again.
  4394. - Good to see you again. How are you?
  4395.  
  4396. 955
  4397. 01:28:19,440 --> 01:28:23,831
  4398. - Good.
  4399. - Hey there, Ry.
  4400.  
  4401. 956
  4402. 01:28:23,960 --> 01:28:29,273
  4403. The people ofthe United States chose
  4404. a man to be president, and it was Obama.
  4405.  
  4406. 957
  4407. 01:28:29,400 --> 01:28:33,279
  4408. He's a gentleman.
  4409. Very thoughtful, very calm.
  4410.  
  4411. 958
  4412. 01:28:34,440 --> 01:28:40,310
  4413. He is biracial, like I am.
  4414. He is a mix of black and white. So am I.
  4415.  
  4416. 959
  4417. 01:28:41,120 --> 01:28:46,956
  4418. You are here for an historic moment
  4419. in U.S.-Cuban relations.
  4420.  
  4421. 960
  4422. 01:28:47,080 --> 01:28:50,993
  4423. What is your opinion on the progress
  4424. of relations between the two countries?
  4425.  
  4426. 961
  4427. 01:28:51,120 --> 01:28:54,351
  4428. We don't like
  4429. to talk a lot about politics.
  4430.  
  4431. 962
  4432. 01:28:54,480 --> 01:29:01,033
  4433. It would be like me giving my lute
  4434. to Obama and the mike to RaL'II to sing.
  4435.  
  4436. 963
  4437. 01:29:01,160 --> 01:29:06,996
  4438. But if we can make things better
  4439. by playing at the White House, great.
  4440.  
  4441. 964
  4442. 01:29:09,880 --> 01:29:12,838
  4443. BAND MEMBER: Look at all the barriers.
  4444.  
  4445. 965
  4446. 01:29:13,800 --> 01:29:18,999
  4447. We're the first Cuban musicians
  4448. to play there in 50 years.
  4449.  
  4450. 966
  4451. 01:29:19,120 --> 01:29:21,190
  4452. Cubans who live in Cuba, that is.
  4453.  
  4454. 967
  4455. 01:29:27,280 --> 01:29:30,113
  4456. Welcome to the White House.
  4457. Thank you for coming.
  4458.  
  4459. 968
  4460. 01:29:30,240 --> 01:29:32,356
  4461. - Thanks for everything.
  4462. - Put your instruments there.
  4463.  
  4464. 969
  4465. 01:29:32,480 --> 01:29:35,233
  4466. FEMALE: Can I get everybody
  4467. lined up against the fence, please?
  4468.  
  4469. 970
  4470. 01:29:39,400 --> 01:29:41,231
  4471. Very nice.
  4472.  
  4473. 971
  4474. 01:29:41,880 --> 01:29:44,599
  4475. (BAND PLAYS)
  4476.  
  4477. 972
  4478. 01:29:48,240 --> 01:29:49,559
  4479. (SINGING)
  4480.  
  4481. 973
  4482. 01:30:03,400 --> 01:30:05,868
  4483. OBAMA: Give it up
  4484. for the Buena Vista Social Club.
  4485.  
  4486. 974
  4487. 01:30:06,080 --> 01:30:07,559
  4488. (AUDIENCE CHEERS AND APPLAUDS)
  4489.  
  4490. 975
  4491. 01:30:08,520 --> 01:30:10,670
  4492. It's wonderful to have you here.
  4493. I was explaining to them
  4494.  
  4495. 976
  4496. 01:30:10,800 --> 01:30:15,351
  4497. that when the documentary about
  4498. the Buena Vista Social Club came out,
  4499.  
  4500. 977
  4501. 01:30:15,480 --> 01:30:17,675
  4502. Iwas told it was around 1998.
  4503.  
  4504. 978
  4505. 01:30:18,680 --> 01:30:21,956
  4506. I bought a CD. Now, for those of you
  4507. who are too young to remember...
  4508.  
  4509. 979
  4510. 01:30:22,080 --> 01:30:24,150
  4511. (LAUGHTER)
  4512.  
  4513. 980
  4514. 01:30:24,280 --> 01:30:27,352
  4515. It was this round thing.
  4516. You had to slide it...
  4517.  
  4518. 981
  4519. 01:30:28,320 --> 01:30:30,151
  4520. I remember records.
  4521.  
  4522. 982
  4523. 01:30:30,280 --> 01:30:31,838
  4524. (LAUGHTER)
  4525.  
  4526. 983
  4527. 01:30:33,240 --> 01:30:36,516
  4528. So, we are thrilled to have them here.
  4529.  
  4530. 984
  4531. 01:30:36,640 --> 01:30:41,395
  4532. You know, for nearly two decades,
  4533. this group has been
  4534.  
  4535. 985
  4536. 01:30:41,520 --> 01:30:44,557
  4537. a symbol ofthe strong bonds
  4538. between the American and Cuban people.
  4539.  
  4540. 986
  4541. 01:30:44,680 --> 01:30:47,717
  4542. The bonds of friendship and culture,
  4543. and of course, music.
  4544.  
  4545. 987
  4546. 01:30:47,840 --> 01:30:50,798
  4547. So I just hope they enjoy their stay,
  4548.  
  4549. 988
  4550. 01:30:50,920 --> 01:30:54,629
  4551. and I hope that I look
  4552. as good as they do, in a few years.
  4553.  
  4554. 989
  4555. 01:30:56,160 --> 01:30:58,355
  4556. The President came in
  4557. and shook everyone's hand,
  4558.  
  4559. 990
  4560. 01:30:58,480 --> 01:31:03,076
  4561. and said he was happy we are here,
  4562. just as if he were a Cuban.
  4563.  
  4564. 991
  4565. 01:31:07,520 --> 01:31:13,117
  4566. - For the picture. Whiskey.
  4567. - No, no. Cuban rum.
  4568.  
  4569. 992
  4570. 01:31:13,240 --> 01:31:17,233
  4571. - What's next for you guys?
  4572. - What's next?
  4573.  
  4574. 993
  4575. 01:31:17,360 --> 01:31:21,194
  4576. - We get up early to do our next show.
  4577. - See what we have to deal with?
  4578.  
  4579. 994
  4580. 01:31:21,320 --> 01:31:27,873
  4581. J‘ From Alto Cedro, going to Marcané,
  4582. get to Cueto, going to Mayari J‘
  4583.  
  4584. 995
  4585. 01:31:28,000 --> 01:31:30,912
  4586. - To Mayari and to other places...
  4587. - To San Antonio.
  4588.  
  4589. 996
  4590. 01:31:31,040 --> 01:31:34,077
  4591. - To Santiago de Cuba and everywhere.
  4592. - Thank you very much.
  4593.  
  4594. 997
  4595. 01:31:34,200 --> 01:31:37,556
  4596. (FEMALE OVER RADIO)
  4597. After a long absence from the USA,
  4598.  
  4599. 998
  4600. 01:31:37,680 --> 01:31:40,831
  4601. the Buena Vista Social Club
  4602. is coming back on tour,
  4603.  
  4604. 999
  4605. 01:31:41,000 --> 01:31:43,639
  4606. bringing those hot Caribbean beats.
  4607.  
  4608. 1000
  4609. 01:31:50,280 --> 01:31:52,555
  4610. This is an important concert for us.
  4611.  
  4612. 1001
  4613. 01:31:52,680 --> 01:31:56,275
  4614. In the 20 years we've been playing,
  4615. we've never played in Miami.
  4616.  
  4617. 1002
  4618. 01:31:56,480 --> 01:32:00,234
  4619. I know this place pretty well.
  4620. I played here with Benny More in 1959.
  4621.  
  4622. 1003
  4623. 01:32:01,600 --> 01:32:04,353
  4624. There is a lot of anxiety,
  4625. but their blood pressure is OK.
  4626.  
  4627. 1004
  4628. 01:32:05,400 --> 01:32:09,109
  4629. This is very special.
  4630. We have not done this before,
  4631.  
  4632. 1005
  4633. 01:32:09,240 --> 01:32:11,800
  4634. because we didn't have the opportunity.
  4635. But now we do.
  4636.  
  4637. 1006
  4638. 01:32:12,480 --> 01:32:14,550
  4639. Luna, we're starting.
  4640.  
  4641. 1007
  4642. 01:32:15,200 --> 01:32:17,589
  4643. Idania. Let's go.
  4644.  
  4645. 1008
  4646. 01:32:21,240 --> 01:32:23,515
  4647. CONCERT ANNOUNCER:
  4648. The family you know and love...
  4649.  
  4650. 1009
  4651. 01:32:23,640 --> 01:32:24,959
  4652. (CROWD WHISTLES AND CHEERS)
  4653.  
  4654. 1010
  4655. 01:32:25,080 --> 01:32:29,153
  4656. (MUSIC INTRO)
  4657.  
  4658. 1011
  4659. 01:32:36,920 --> 01:32:39,753
  4660. The audience energized us.
  4661.  
  4662. 1012
  4663. 01:32:42,960 --> 01:32:47,158
  4664. This is my family in Miami.
  4665. We hadn't seen each other in 44 years.
  4666.  
  4667. 1013
  4668. 01:32:47,280 --> 01:32:49,589
  4669. We used to play together
  4670. when we were kids.
  4671.  
  4672. 1014
  4673. 01:32:51,440 --> 01:32:54,477
  4674. FEMALE NEWSCASTER: Air Force One
  4675. coming in fora landing in Havana.
  4676.  
  4677. 1015
  4678. 01:32:54,600 --> 01:32:58,479
  4679. The first U. S. president to touch soil
  4680. in 90 years.
  4681.  
  4682. 1016
  4683. 01:33:53,920 --> 01:33:56,354
  4684. These are my superstars.
  4685.  
  4686. 1017
  4687. 01:34:14,760 --> 01:34:20,073
  4688. This step cannot be skipped,
  4689. so the music is clean and fragrant.
  4690.  
  4691. 1018
  4692. 01:35:10,560 --> 01:35:14,075
  4693. Things are completely different
  4694. than in 1996,
  4695.  
  4696. 1019
  4697. 01:35:14,200 --> 01:35:15,918
  4698. when we recorded
  4699. the Buena Vista Social Club.
  4700.  
  4701. 1020
  4702. 01:35:17,160 --> 01:35:20,118
  4703. The flowers of life came late,
  4704. but they came.
  4705.  
  4706. 1021
  4707. 01:35:20,240 --> 01:35:24,153
  4708. The flowers of life came late,
  4709. but they came.
  4710.  
  4711. 1022
  4712. 01:35:25,040 --> 01:35:31,639
  4713. Our national poet, Jose Marti, said,
  4714. "Music is the soul of a people. "
  4715.  
  4716. 1023
  4717. 01:35:31,760 --> 01:35:33,751
  4718. I am part of a people.
  4719.  
  4720. 1024
  4721. 01:35:36,160 --> 01:35:41,996
  4722. Our African roots survive
  4723. in the Cuban rhythms,
  4724.  
  4725. 1025
  4726. 01:35:42,120 --> 01:35:45,556
  4727. in spite of being brought here
  4728. by the Spanish as slaves.
  4729.  
  4730. 1026
  4731. 01:35:45,680 --> 01:35:50,595
  4732. Of course, you can kill a man,
  4733. but you can't keep him from singing,
  4734.  
  4735. 1027
  4736. 01:35:50,720 --> 01:35:54,349
  4737. because that's what makes us human.
  4738.  
  4739. 1028
  4740. 01:36:04,560 --> 01:36:09,839
  4741. I want to keep singing until the end.
  4742. If I'm allowed.
  4743.  
  4744. 1029
  4745. 01:36:12,240 --> 01:36:14,470
  4746. (CROWD CHEERS)
  4747.  
  4748. 1030
  4749. 01:37:06,000 --> 01:37:07,149
  4750. (AUDIENCE APPLAUDS)
  4751.  
  4752. 1031
  4753. 01:37:11,160 --> 01:37:15,676
  4754. (J‘ "Ay Candela" by Ibrahim Ferrer)
  4755.  
  4756. 1032
  4757. 01:40:44,840 --> 01:40:47,035
  4758. Subtitles (English SDH): BTI Studios
  4759.  
  4760. 1033
  4761. 01:45:19,640 --> 01:45:20,436
  4762. English SDH
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