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Gloria Rolando

Long time Imágenes del Caribe co-producer, cameraman, and special effects expert Gilberto Martinez now in the US, is available for lectures and presentations, 9/06.  He has the Imagines catalog of films with him, including the yet to be commercially released The Jazz in Us

Havana Premier, 2/12/04

La Premier en la Habana, 12/2/04

Nosotros y el Jazz / The Jazz in Us

The Video Group "Images of the Caribbean," headed up by filmmaker Gloria Rolando, filmed "Nosotros y El Jazz" in 2004. This was subtitled in English as "The Jazz in Us." The goal of this documentary is to relate a chapter in the history shared by Afrocubans and African Americans through their common culture. It's the story of a group of black Havana youths in the 1940's and 50's who hung out around jazz. In private houses, black societies, and some bars in the cities, they enjoyed what were then called "Jam Sessions," using the English term.

Movies such as Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky made these young men and women dream as they discovered the art of African American musicians, singers, and dancers.

Today, these dancers of traditional jazz who are in their 60's and 70's maintain a special vitality. Their memories of their youth and their stories of today express a magical complicity between jazz and friendship.

Under Production, 11/03

Produccion, 11/03

The Video Group "Images of the Caribbean" presents the Premier of the Documentary "Nosotros y el Jazz", 2/12/04

Dedicated to all who believe in friendship and especially to Valentine's Day.

The video group Images of the Caribbean presents the premier of the documentary "Jazz and us" (43 min)

Synopsis: "Nosotros y el Jazz" is the story of a group of black Havana youths in the 1940's and 50's who hung out around jazz. In private houses, black societies, and some bars in the cities, they enjoyed what were then called "Jam Sessions," using the English term.

Movies such as Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky made these young men and women dream as they discovered the art of African American musicians, singers, and dancers.

Today, these dancers of traditional jazz who are in their 60's and 70's maintain a special vitality. Their memories of their youth and their stories of today express a magical complicity between jazz and friendship.

El Grupo de Video "Imágenes del Caribe" Presenta la Premier del Documental "Nosotros y el Jazz" 2/12/04

Dedicado a todos los que creen en la amistad y especialmente al 14 de febrero

El Grupo de Video "Imágenes del Caribe"  Presenta la Premier del Documental "Nosotros y el Jazz" (43 minutos)

Sinopsis: "Nosotros y el Jazz" es la historia de un grupo de jóvenes negros habaneros que en los años 40 y 50 se reunieron alrededor del jazz. En casas particulares, sociedades de negros y algunos bares de la ciudad, disfrutaron de lo que llamaron entonces "Jam Session" (descargas de jazz).

Películas como "Stormy Weather" y "Cabin in the sky" hicieron soñar a esos muchachitos y muchachitas que descubrían el arte de los músicos, cantantes y bailarines afroamericanos.

Hoy día, con sus 60 y 70 años, estos bailadores del jazz tradicional, mantienen una especial vitalidad. En los recuerdos de juventud y los relatos del presente, se expresa una mágica complicidad entre el jazz y la amistad.

Nosotros y El Jazz, 11/1/03 por Imagenes de Caribe   

"Nosotros y El Jazz" es el nuevo titulo del Grupo de Video "Imagenes del Caribe" que dirige la cineasta Gloria Rolando. El objetivo del documental es contar un capitulo de esa historia que comparten afrocubanos y afroamericanos a traves de la cultura. El documental esta aun en fase de terminacion de la banda sonora, pero proximamente espera ser estrenado en La Habana antes que inalice el ano.

Sinopsis de "Nosotros y El Jazz"

"Nosotros y El Jazz" es la historia de un grupo de jovenes habaneros que en los anos 40 y 50 se reunieron alrededor del jazz. En casas particulares, Sociedades de negros y algunos bares de la Ciudad de la Habana, disfrutaron de lo que llamaron entonces "jam sesion". Peliculas como "Stormy weather" y "Cabin in the sky" hicieron sonar a estos jovenes que descubrian el arte de los musicos, cantantes y bailarines afroamericanos. Hoy en dia, con sus 60 anos y 70 anos, estos bailadores de jazz tradicional, mantienen una especial vitalidad. En los recuerdos de juventud y en los relatos del presente, se expresa una hermosa complicidad entre el jazz y la amistad.

Under Production, 11/1/03top

"Nosotros y El Jazz" is a new title from the Video Group "Images of the Caribbean" headed up by filmmaker Gloria Rolando. The goal of this documentary is to relate a chapter in the history shared by Afrocubans and African Americans through their common culture. The documentary is in the final stages of sound production, and we hope to premier it in Havana before the first of the year.

Synopsis of "Nosotros y El Jazz"

"Nosotros y El Jazz" is the story of a group of young Habaneros who got together around Jazz in the 40's and 50's. In private homes, Black Societies, and a few bars in the city of Havana, they enjoyed what was then known as "jam sessions."  Films such as "Stormy Weather" and "Cabin in the Sky" made it seem to these young people that they had discovered the art of African American musicians, singers, and dancers. Today, in their sixties and seventies, these singers of traditional jazz maintain a special vitality. In their memories of youth and in their stories of the present, they express a beautiful complicity between jazz and friendship.

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