Sworn To the Drum: A Tribute to Francisco Aguabella

  • Les Blank |
  • 1995 |
  • 35 minutes |
  • COLOR |
  • OPT

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

Carlos Santana reveres him. Bill Graham honored him. Katharine Dunham wouldn't let him go home for five years. Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee are among those who swear by him. His feats of endurance are legendary among his contemporaries. He's a master of both batá drumming in the sacred tradition of Santer'a, Abaqua and Yezá, and secular Latin jazz and salsa styles. He's been called a Rosetta stone of African culture. Discover this enigmatic Cuban drummer who has been so historically influential in the growth of Latin jazz, pop and fusion in the US since the 1950s.

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16mm film $140.00  

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