time: 67 minutes
Released by Boogalu Productions.
Vacilon" is an eclectic panorama of music and dance in Cuba today,
celebrating the diversity, artistry, and passion of people enjoying and
performing their music and dance traditions. Shot in Havana and
Santiago, the film consists of 18 intimate performance events, some
formal and others spontaneous, that display the range of Cuban genres
- Changüí - Orisha music and dance - Rumba - Caberet - Jazz
Cubano - Casino - Carnaval Comparsa - Rap Cubano - and many more.
spirit of Tremendo Vacilon is about having a great time in hard times,
dancing with your feet to one rhythm and your hips to another, playing
music two against three, creating meaning and beauty out of seemingly
opposing forces, celebrating the never ending struggle for balance and
Featured performance events and artists:
son group "Septeto Matamoros"
and dancing pair "Sensacion Habano"
"Mitad Y Mitad"
Organo Guantánamo - MP3
impromptu changüí music party
"Changüí Mi Havana"
circus comparsa performing group
in the tradition of the great soneros
José Lusson Bueno
party "vacilon" with rumba group
cabaret show with dance company
special event dance party
featuring changui, casino, despelote, and rueda de casino dancing
choreographed Cuban drumming
folklore company "Kokoye"
saxophone jazz group
Juan Carlos Sarmiento
changüí music at the Casa de La Trova
organ street music during carnaval Santiago
women's folklore group
Carnaval in the town of San Luis