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Cuba: Island of Music Image
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  • Summary: This documentary examines contemporary Cuban music and its Afro-Latino roots
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. The analytical discussions don't run very deep, but eyes will shine and toes will tap whenever this picture is shown.
  2. Keys takes a scattershot approach to Cuban music, filming not only specific artists, like Los Cohibas and Los Zafiros, but also street musicians in the barrio and just about everywhere else he can find them.
  3. The material isn't organized in any formal way but works as a mosaic that has the feel of a jam session.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Even if you think you know a little something about world music, Cuba's cultural riches may come as a surprise.
  5. 50
    An odd blend of passionate performance footage and maddeningly shallow analysis of Cuba's music and politics.
  6. 50
    A toe-tapping, booty- shaking look at Cubans' love of music that gets bogged down in political thoughts that go unexplored.
  7. The movie is dismally organized, his (Keys) interviews are shallow and uninformative, and the project has a whole lacks a strong point of view.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1