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Cuba: Island of Music

  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2004
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Instrumental Music, Music History, Sociology, Music
  • Director:Gary Keys


Filmmaker and scholar Gary Keys directs the digital-video documentary Cuba: Island of Music for Gothamjazz Productions. A longtime fan of jazz and Afro-Cuban music, Keys quickly accepts a university position in Havana teaching film and music. This documentary is a direct result of his experience wandering around Cuba and looking for high-energy street musicians and dancers. He also includes random shots of everyday life, including baseball players, women rolling cigars, and children playing in the...more

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