FREE Shipping

Blue Cha Cha

Blue Cha Cha

RRP: £99
Price: £9.9
£9.9 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods


Wu, Nelson H. (24 November 2006). "Asia-Pacific fest falls for 'Unwanted Woman' ". Variety . Retrieved 2 June 2021. However, Blue Cha Cha is not merely an album of encounters; rather, it is about reunions. Galbán revives a repertoire that formed part of his musical education, and he performs alongside colleagues with whom he had shared stages and studios on earlier occasions. It offers a memory of those who are no longer with us, as indeed one can detect a sense of sorrow in “Duele,” which Galbán performed with GRAMMY® Award winning singer Omara Portuondo. “I feel very thankful and proud for being part of this album,” says Portuondo. “Manuel Galbán was an incredible musician and a great person who contributed immensely to Cuban music.” The dulcet tones of Rosa Passos almost seem like a whispered declaration of love. “I felt very happy and honored when I was invited to participate on the beautiful song ‘Alma Mía’ on Manuel Galbán’s final album,” Passos says. Sneider, Jeff (2006-10-19). "Oscar race counts 61 countries". Variety. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05 . Retrieved 2008-06-22. The film did the rounds of the European film festival circuit, screening at the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam, [5] the 2006 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, [6] and the 33rd Brussels International Independent Film Festival where it won the festival's Grand Prize. [7] In 2016, ten years after its release, the film screened as part of the Kaohsiung Film Festival. [8]

At an early age, Galbán became one of the most innovative, creative and original musicians his nativeCubahad ever seen, as well as an instrumentalist who achieved much worldwide acclaim. For this project, there was nothing better than going over his career and choosing all the music that always had meaning to him – Afro-Cuban music, bolero, Latin American music, rhythm and blues – and inviting some of the biggest names from these styles to perform on the album. Omara Portuondo, Rosa Passos, Trío Esperança, Eric Bibb, Sissoko Ballaké and Marcelo Mercadante, among others, all feature alongside Galbán. There are one-on-one arrangements with the aim of triumphing together rather than vying for the limelight, and they show how the sounds of Galbán’s guitar preserve sensitivity and relevance. It's a great pleasure when watching a film you're enjoying and knew nothing about to recognize that beyond being a good film you are also experiencing the work of a skilled director. The upside to this is that there's a good chance you'll have at least a few more good films in your future. Such is the case with Blue Cha Cha. The film observes as An-an wades through two traumatic relationships, one with a rich and probably corrupt patron of Ah Yu's bar, and the other with a young manager at the electronics factory she ends up working at. If the film seems at all directionless during these sequences, it's to reflect An-an's own uncertainties about her future. Through the deliberate pacing, the film refuses to surpass An-an's own sense of speed; to drive the plot any faster would be to betray her gradual emotional re-awakening.These words lay testimony to an ever-apparent aspect: when you bring musicians from entirely different walks of life to a studio and they can connect regardless of language or culture. Foreign language Oscar nominees announced". The New Zealand Herald. 2007-01-17 . Retrieved 2008-06-22.

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Galbán’s passing (July 7, 2011), the result is a recording with an almost orchestral feel, bursting with the energy that only he could glean from the guitar. With his uniquely personal stylistic elegance, Galbán could transform any tune into a gem, adapting it to a language ahead of its time, a language he created, where the sounds of the instrument bore as much significance as the discourse of the guitar. Galbán was a cornerstone of the six-string instrument, and he achieved something that very few are ever able to do: only a couple of bars are needed to recognize his unmistakable style. Galbán revisits the sound that he himself forged and so many have tried to imitate, his unique playing style was perfectly suited to the most modern sounds. Galbán’s career had brought him to all four corners of the world, where all his inspirations and experiences are revealed on this final recording.Cheng shows his sincerity about the characters' desires by very sneakily hiding from us that An-an is mentally stunned. By only revealing the concrete and visual (rather than the diagnostic or medical) details of her life -- pills, slow movements, facial expressions -- the audience learns to sympathize with An-an as a person rather than a patient, and her depiction comes off as anything but exploitative or stereotyped. More important than the root of her condition (which is the Freudian obsession of most mainstream films) are the ways An-an very gradually learns to cope with employment and romance after her release from jail. Ah Yu too is depicted as less a saint-like guardian than a loud, stubborn lady with an inclination for liquor and dance. Special guests on final recording include Omara Portuondo, Rosa Passos, Trío Esperança, Eric Bibb, Sissoko Ballaké and Marcelo Mercadante, among others Blue Cha Cha requires patience, and yes, that's code for it being an art house type film that moves slowly and doesn't offer a lot of detail as to why things are happening. Beyond a somewhat ambiguous statement near the end of the film revealing why Ah Yu was in prison we never learn anything about her past, and throughout the film it is clear that she has no idea nor concrete desires for her future. She just drifts along, medicated, mentally unstable yet always trying to be nice, hoping each day will offer some measure of fulfillment. Blue Cha Cha isn't a low-budget indie film, though. It has excellent production values and looks very good. The direction is fluid and creative and the cinematography is great. Director Zheng Wentang: I want to keep the rookie spirit". Business Today (in Chinese). 19 November 2015 . Retrieved 2 June 2021. A close friend said after his passing, “There is always a big sadness when someone beloved has gone, but for Manuel there is a sense of happiness, because he lived as he wished, he traveled the seven seas, he loved, he drank and he touched the angels. Surely, tonight they are preparing a jam session with Ibrahim, Cachao and his other friends – where rum will finish all of them, and they’ll keep playing until dawn…”

  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns


Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop