Musician Ry Cooder tracked down a group of once-famous Cuban folk musicians, arranging a reunion concert with them. The reemergence of these forgotten performers in this film sparked a worldwide interest in their music and histories.
Won: Outstanding Documentary, 2000 German Film Awards; Best Documentary, 1999 Seattle International Film Festival
Nominated: Best Documentary, 2000 Academy Awards
Some of the best music ever created in Cuba is captured with embracing humanity in... [this] documentary.