CHICO & RITA + GOLDEN STRINGS (CUERDAS DE ORO)
Directors: Fernando Trueba + Javier Mariscal + Tono Errando | Animation | Runtime: 94 min
Time & Location
Apr 05, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
Minneapolis, 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
About the event
Chico is a gifted songwriter and piano player, and a Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice chasing their dreams, and each other, from Havana to New York and Las Vegas. Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey, in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero, brings heartache and torment.
Showing with the US Premiere of Golden Strings (Cuerdas de Oro), honoring the life and artistic career of legendary “Niño” Rivera, for his musical talent as a “tres” player, composer, songwriter, and arranger, who influenced many artists in the 1950’s in Cuba. His daughter Gloria Niña Rivera, a well-known singer based in Minnesota performing with the group Salsa del Soul, produced the film and will be in attendance to comment about her father and sing "El Jamaiquino."