Old Man Bebo
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Explore the evolution of Cuban music by examining the life and career of one of it's key contributors in this documentary by filmmaker Carlos Carcas. Born in Cuba to a family that never even owned a piano, Bebo Valdés' nevertheless grew up to have a monumental influence on the country's music scene during it's heydays in the 1940s and 50s. It was during this time, in places like the Tropicana nightclub, that Valdés and his contemporaries began developing the style of music that would ultimately come to be known as mambo. Later, when the revolution came, the hotels and bars went… More