by Charlie Inman

An exploration of Cuban Rumba’s depths where heart and guts pulsate.

  • Monday, January 30th, 2017 – h: 20:00 at Cinema Massimo Sala 3
  • Friday, February 3rd, 2017 – h: 22:30 at Cinema Massimo Sala 2

This documentary, directed by Charlie Inman, is the last chapter of the long relationship between Gilles Peterson, a DJ and BBC journalist very attentive to global sounds and Cuba’s music. Here, the British producer explores the roots of the Cuban Rumba. The documentary revolves around interviews to key figures of the genre who belong to different musical generations of the island. The film traces the story of the value of the rhythm in a country where the scrupulously preserved past, has long been supported by innovation.

On the 30th of November, 2016, UNESCO submitted ‘La Rumba Cubana’ to the list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage” of humanity, because it’s a “symbol of the Cuban society” and “defends the right to cultural diversity based on mutual respect”.

Everything is Broken and Dances

Directed by: Charlie Inman
UK – 2015 – 73min
Genre: Documentary

Charlie Inman is a director and producer, whose most known works are Brasil Bam Bam Bam: The Story of Sonzeira (2014), Havana Club Rumba Sessions: La Clave (2015) and Una noche (2012).