A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba (1988)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Concerts, Instrumental Music  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Music, and particularly jazz, knows no borders, and this documentary follows the eminent trumpet great Dizzy Gillespie during a musical tour of Cuba, during which he gets to meet with Fidel Castro and has fun with local dancers and musicians. In concert footage, the balloon-cheeked musician plays A Night in Tunisia and Cubana Bop, among other favorites. In interviews, the musician speaks about his past and the musical compositions which have inspired him.

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behind-the-scenes, Calypso-music, concert-footage, concert-tours, Cuba, jazz, legend [famous person], music-festival, musician, trumpet