Caribbean American Heritage Month: DC Caribbean Film Fest

THE FORBIDDEN SHORE – Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The amazing diversity of contemporary Cuban music is gorgeously explored in this ambitious documentary, which captures classic son and salsa, trova, nueva trova, reggaeton, rock, jazz, metal, rap, electronic, classical, choral, pop, Changu, danzón, rumba, Yoruba, bolero, conga, timba, mambo and — if you can believe it — more. But the present can only be understood within the context of the past; thus the film’s soundtrack comprises the sounds of modern iconoclasts and the immortal music of the old guard. This is a one-of-a-kind journey into the heart and soul of a sonic culture like no other, a place where music is cultivated and thrives through the enduring desire of its people to forge a sound that is all their own.

(Note courtesy of Miami Film Festival.) Official Selection, 2016 Miami Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Ron Chapman; PROD Darius Anderson. Canada/Cuba, 2016, color, 96 min, DCP. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

Run Time: 96 Minutes

Genre: Documentary – music