LABELS: Warner/NVC Arts
WORKS: The Afro-Cuban All-Stars
CATALOGUE NO: 85 73-88531-2
More reminiscing in AFRO-CUBAN LECENDS, a 1998 South Bank Show profile of the Afro-Cuban All-Stars — veteran maestros of son, including Ibrahim Ferrer and Ruben Gonzalez.
Without the poetry of Wim Wenders’s Buena Vista Social Club feature, this remains an affectionate nostalgia piece, capturing the old Havana spirit with just the right mix of music and bar-room chat, and includes a bonus coupling of a laid-back Paris date with nonagenarian guitarist and singer Compay Segundo.