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Celia Cruz and the Fania Allstars in Africa
Celia Cruz and the Fania Allstars in Africa
Director: Leon Gast
0hr 54min

Celia Cruz and the Fania Allstars in Africa

     
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Director: Leon Gast
Creators: Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Santos Colon, Cheo Feliciano, Larry Harlow, Pupi Lagarretta, Hector Lavoe, Nicky Marrero, Ismael Miranda
Studio: Pioneer Artists
Format: DVD - Color
Run Time: 0hr 54min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2

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Movie Reviews

Every second is thrilling!
Arise Therefore | Orange, MA United States | 11/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amazing video of one of the earlier All-Star groups. Every second of this film is crackling with energy. These people are having fun!! The film is shot with several hand-held cameras and much attention is payed to the rhythm section. With little to no screen time for the horn players or audience.

My DVD has no extras and no choice of audio (I think it's 5.1?)

Celia is only on the first two songs:

With Celia Cruz:
Kimbala
Guantanamera

Without Celia:
En Orbita
El Raton
Me Gente
Guantanamera
Ponte Duro
Fania Theme/Closing credits

The Line up (to the extent it is listed in the film. Notice there are no horn players listed, and there is at least one percussionist and one violin player not on this list.:
Johnny Pacheco - Director and Flute
Celia Cruz - voice
Santos Colon - voice
Cheo Feliciano - voice
Larry Harlow - piano
Felix 'Pupi' Legarreta - violin
Hector Lavoe - voice
Nicky Marrero - timbales
Ismael Miranda - voice
Ismael Quintana -voice
Roberto Roena - bongo
Jorge Santana - electric guitar on "El Raton"
Yomo Toro - cuatro
Bobby Valentin - bass

I found this text elsewhere on the 'net:

In 1974 Celia Cruz & The Fania All Stars were invited to take part in a 3-day festival in celebration of black sports and entertainment in Kinshasa, Zaire. Their original performance on the first day caused such a hysterical response from the audience that they were invited back two days later for an encore performance. The concert was part of the famous Rumble in the Jungle title fight between the reigning champion George Foreman and the greatest, Muhammad Ali. Their phenomenal performance to an audience of 80,000 people at the Stadu du Hai was shot in 35mm on sic camaras by director Leon Gast (who won an Academy Award for When We Were Kings.) Featuring Johnny Pacheco, Cheo Felicano, Hector Lavoe and Roberto Roena.


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