Buena Vista Social Club
Rose Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, USA 2000
From the companion book to the film:
The Film helped immortalize both the music and is now-famous practitioners who had been living in near poverty, all but forgotten in their own country.
Now, the Buena Vista Social Club comes alive once more in this vibrant collection of photographs, film stills and the text by Wim and Donata Wenders. Taken during the filming of the documentary, these images are as enigmatic, sensual, and haunting as the music they celebrate. Included here are portraits oft he artists themselves – including Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzales – recording and performing their magical music.