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Rhythm and Smoke
Rhythm and Smoke
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Documentary
NR     2000     2hr 19min

Filmed entirely in Cuba, take a journey beyond the political barriers that isolate this country and its magnificent people to experience some of the finest music ever to emerge from here. With the explosion of Latin music ...  more »

     
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Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Jazz, International, Educational, History
Studio: GENEON [PIONEER]
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/24/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 2hr 19min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

A cigar documentary with great but fragmented soundtrack
06/05/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Both focuses of "Rhythm & Smoke" are interesting- but this DVD is more smoke than rhythm. There are two separate documentaries- both primarily about the process of Cuban cigar-making. The first part shows cigar making (without commentary) interspersed with wonderful & interesting but fragmented clips (or sometimes just audio) from a great variety of Cuban music. "Rhythm & Smoke" is often frustrating, as we hear a great band (or solo) but cannot see them- in favor of cigar making scenes, or have them cut-off prematurely. Rhythm & Smoke includes folkloric Santeria drumming, folk music, Afro-Cuban, salsa, jazz, timbales, scat/vocal, pop, rock, timba...mostly live, some studio. This dvd includes Changuito (former Los Van Van master percussionist/ inventor of songo drumset), Cristal, Carlos Varela, Afrojazz, Sintesis, and many others. The on-location ambience shots are an interesting cultural snapshot. Recommended to musicians- bit not the quality of "Buena Vista" or "Calle 54"."