We Are the Music!

(Nosotros, la música!)

Cuba, 1964, 66 min, b&w
In Spanish; English subtitles


Featuring legendary Cuban musicians, as well as vibrant spontaneous performances, We Are the Music! captures the mood and vitality of Havana during its golden period.


“From the streets of Havana to the back stairs and dressing rooms of a concert hall, into churches and smoky clubs, over the rooftops of Santiago de Cuba, to a beach and to a pier at sunset as a lone couple dance” (New York Times), this extraordinary and unique film treats us to a rare panorama of Cuban music and dance from the 1960s.


(This film is ONLY available for sale on DVD and for research rentals. It may not be rented for a non-commercial public performance screening.)


2002 Project Palomas Award, Havana Film Festival

Press comments

“Glorious footage of some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. Incredibly rare & beautiful.”
— Film Society of Lincoln Center


“A major rediscovery!”
— Indiewire


“An impressionistic tapestry of ‘música Cubano’ – top acts in their prime!”


“The history of Cuban music – from a busby Berkeleyan ballet of African dances to a beachside promenade…”
The Village Voice


DVD Bonus Features:
  • Biographies & Filmographies
  • Omara, short film by Dir. Fernando Pérez (1983)

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