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Three Unmissable Documentaries

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Three Unmissable Documentaries for November 2017
Jorge Martínez, Alejandro Sanz and Javier Limón

La Guitarra Vuela: Soñando a Paco de Lucía (Flight of the Guitar: Dreaming of Paco De Lucía) Following the death of Spanish musical legend Paco de Lucía in 2014, his famous guitar of his own design, “La Maestro,” goes on a journey across nine countries. La Guitarra Vuela (Flight of the Guitar: Dreaming of Paco De Lucía) follows as this instrument, as revered as the master who wielded it, travels through nine countries on two continents, from one famous Latin guitarist to the next, taking you on a tour of the world of Flamenco and beyond from Spain to New York to Brazil to Cuba to Mexico to Argentina. Featuring musicians Tomatito, Caetano Veloso, Carlinhos Brown, Mariza, Alejandro Sanz and Luis Salinas, this is an inspiring Latin musical odyssey.

The film was screened on the 24th of October at Hot Docs, Toronto. Musician Kevin Laliberté performed on his acoustic guitar and participated in a post-screening discussion with Mervon Mehta, executive director of The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Performing Arts Division.

Directed by : Javier Urosas, Javier Limón and Jorge Martínez
Duration: 1:12:00
Language: Spanish
Rating: Not yet rated (STC)
Released: 2016

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Based in Canada, Raul da Gama is a Canadian poet, musician and accomplished critic whose profound analysis is reinforced by his deep understanding of music, technically as well as historically. Raul studied music at Trinity College of Music, London and has read the classics, lived and worked in three continents and believes that there is a common thread running through every culture on earth. It is this unifying aspect of humanity that occupies his thoughts each day as he continues to write poetry and critique music. His last book was The Unfinished Score: The Complete Works of Charles Mingus, a book that relocated the life and works of the great American composer and bassist, Charles Mingus, to the landscape of poetry. He is currently at work on a poem of some length.

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