The Last Rumba of Papa Montero (1992)

Genres - Dance, History  |   Sub-Genres - Ballroom Dance, Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - Cuba, Martinique  |  
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Cuban history and culture weaves its way through this true-life story of one of the nation's most popular rumba dancers, Papa Montero, who was assassinated during carnival. Using documentary footage as well as staged re-creations, director Octavio Cortázar links Papa Montero's passing to the death of an era in the country.




assassination, carnival, Cuba, cultural-traditions, dance [art], Latin-dance, myth, rumba, sensuality