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Viva Cuba

DOCUMENTARY SERIES - VIVA - produced by SwellTV and SBS TV, Australia.
This ten-part series by Australian filmmaker James Ricketson follows three musicians living in Australia as they return to their country of birth to explore their musical heritage.

VIVA - Pumping Heart of Latin Music
In this episode, Cristina Dio's travels in Cuba end in Havana the 'pumping heart of Latin music'. It is here that the cha cha cha was born and where Compay Segundo's band, made famous in Buena Vista Social Club, still plays.

VIVA - Santiago de Cuba
Cristina Dio's musical journey into the heart of South American music has brought her to Santiago de Cuba where she discovers a 'treasure trove of music' which reflects the multiple influences that have made Cuban music famous worldwide.


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