Cooder's classic documentary film, which chronicles his successful
quest to find the pioneers of Cuban folk music. Ry traveled
to Cuba, circumventing government restrictions at the time,
and found the musicians and recorded an album, also called
"Buena Vista Social Club," which sold millions of
copies around the world. This culminated in a concert
at Carnegie Hall in New York, which is also part of this documentary
The acclaimed film "Calle 54" gives a behind the
scenes look into the lives of Tito Puente and some of the
greatest Latin jazz artists of our time. Directed by
academy award winner Fernando Trueba, the film also features
Brazilian pianist Elaine Elias, Argentinean tenor sax great
Gato Barbieri, Paquito D'Rivera, Tito Puente, and many more.
The musicians featured span from New York to Puerto Rico and
Spain to Cuba. There are incredible performances by
all the artists in the film. The musicians and music
rank with the best and most sophisticated in any genre on
about the history of the music along the Texas/Mexican border.
The DVD includes a second documentary caled "Del Mero
Corazon" plus 30 minutes of bonus footage. "Chulas
Fronteras" includes artists such as Lydia Mendoza, Flaco
Jimenez, Narciso Martines, Los Alegres de Teran, Rumel Fuentes,
don Santiago Jimenez, Los Pinguinos del Norte, Ramiro Cavazos,
and others. Ry Cooder calls "Chulas Fronteras"
"the best visual record of Tex-Mex & Norteño music
that I know." "Del Mero Corazon" is described
by the Texas Monthly in this way "there is history, there
are expressions of pride in La Raza, demonstrated by street
murals and by 'Las Nubes,' an uplifting anthem to the Latin
heritage, sung by Little Joe y La Familia." The
bonus footage includes Lydia Mendoza, Narciso Martinez, Santiago
Jimenez, and others and 14 new songs never before released
"Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads"
Galan's great documentary on the story of the San Angelo,
Texas musical band of brothers, Henry, Jojo, and Ringo Garza.
The film "fuses exciting live performances, vivid imagery
of West Texas, and intimate personal stories, resulting in
a heartfelt and moving account that brings to life Los Lonely
Boys' incredible musical journey." "Cottonfields
and Crossroads" is a compelling portrait of a band of
brothers who, against all odds, overcome poverty and live
the American rock & roll dream."
"Los Lonely Boys: Texican
DVD video of a Los Lonely Boys concert in Austin, Texas.
It also features Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, behind
the scenes documentaries, and a photo gallery.
"Los Lobos Live at the Fillmore"
DVD video of Los Lobos' 2004 concert at the legendary Fillmore
Auditorium in San Francisco. It includes performances
of 21 songs and behind the scenes documentary footage.