I Am, From Cuban Son to Salsa (1997)

I Am, From Cuban Son to Salsa
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lazaro Herrera y Rudy Calzado Actor Themselves 1 1000023
Benny More Actor Himself 1 1000024
Tite Curet Alonso Actor n/a 1 1000025
Grupo Changui Actor Themselves 1 1000022
Yoruba Andabo Actor Himself 1 1000021
Los Van Van Actor Themselves 1 1000019
Adalberto Alvarez Actor Himself 1 1000020
Rigoberto Lopez Pego Director n/a 2 2000001
Rigoberto Lopez Pego Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jose M Riera Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Miriam Talavera Editor n/a 172 7000001
Luis Garcia Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Leonardo Padura Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Ralph Mercado Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Rigoberto Lopez Pego Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Chucho Valdes Actor Himself 1 1000018
Joe Cuba Actor Himself 1 1000017
Eddie Palmieri Actor Himself 1 1000006
Eddie Pacheco Actor Himself 1 1000007
El Gran Combo Actor Themselves 1 1000008
Fania All Stars Actor n/a 1 1000005
Cheo Feliciano Actor Himself 1 1000004
Tito Puente Actor Himself 1 1000002
Oscar D'Leon Actor Himself 1 1000003
Marc Anthony Actor Himself 1 1000009
Andy Montanez Actor Himself 1 1000010
Dave Valentin Actor Himself 1 1000015
Israel "Cachao" Lopez Actor Himself 1 1000016
Papo Lucca Actor Himself 1 1000014
Issac Delgado Actor Himself 1 1000013
Gilberto Santa Rosa Actor Himself 1 1000011
Larry Harlow Actor Himself 1 1000012
Celia Cruz Actor Herself 1 1000001
A music documentary which covers more than 100 years in the development of what is now called salsa, from its roots in the "son" music of Cuban campesinos (peasants) descended from African slaves to its mid-20th century evolution in New York, fueled by such Cuban and Puerto Rican Band leaders as Tito Puente, Machito (Frank Grillo) and Tito Puente. Also shown are legendary bands that emerged in Cuba after the revolution, such as Los Van Van, who recently performed in the U.S. for the first time; and a treasure trove of rare footage of Cuban musicians.