Musicians know no borders, but always bring their musical roots with them. This also applied to Cuban Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963). This virtuoso composer and Latin-jazz pianist travelled the world, ending up in Spain. However, he remained one of Cuba’s most legendary musicians ever.
This musical documentary homage to the ‘Cuban Gershwin’ follows three contemporary pianists: Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Michel Camilo. They were all inspired by the phenomenal Lecuona. The documentary extensively portrays these equally virtuoso musicians elaborating on various themes that shaped them: Cuban musical history, instruments, various cultures and other musicians who speak the universal language of music. Their stories are interlarded with musical intermezzos ranging from Latin jazz and flamenco to classic jazz. The three musicians portrayed receive passionate support from colleagues including Ana Belén, Omara Portuondo, Raimundo Amador and Los Muñequitos de Matanzas.