9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

Un tributo a Cheo Feliciano (2018 Feature Film)

Héctor Iván Rosa | Curacao, Puerto Rico, USA | 2018 | doc | color | DCP | 30′ | Spanish | n.s.

MUSIC CALLS_Tribute to salsa giant and legend José Luis “Cheo” Feliciano. 

Tribute to salsa legend José Luis “Cheo” Feliciano (1935, Puerto Rico) presented by Top Stop Music. During his career, Feliciano gained many accolades and was most notably referred to as the giant of the salsa genre he so well represented. He made a name for himself in New York as a musician and singer. In the heyday of New York’s thriving salsa scene in the 1970s, he sang with the long-running Fania All Stars. His music embodied the rhythm of Puerto Ricans living in New York City and his lyrics helped tell their collective story as migrants. “Cheo was one of the most important stalwarts and forces of our music,” said Juan Moreno Velazquez, a New York-based journalist who has written biographies of salsa’s biggest stars.

On 17 April 2014, Cheo died tragically in a fatal car accident in Puerto Rico. The passing of this icon left an immense pain throughout Latin America and his home country. Considered salsa royalty, Feliciano was awarded a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. 

Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 17:00

Duration: 0:45

Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 20:30

Duration: 0:45

Year in
Festival

2018

Director

Héctor Iván Rosa

Camera

x

Cast

Ángel Castro

Country

Curacao
Puerto Rico
USA

Editor

Lorenzo Ortiz
Alex J. Cuadrado

Language

Spanish

Length

30′

Music

Frank A. Suarez

Producer

Gustavo Trucco

Production Company

Top Stop Music

Sales

Top Stop Music

Scenario

Héctor “Tato” Rossy
Júnior Abrams
Héctor I. Rosa

Sound Design

Margarita Aponte

Year of Production

2018

Héctor Iván Rosa (Puerto Rico) werkte jarenlang als opnametechnicus en geluidsmixer voor artiesten als Marc Anthony, José Feliciano, Olga Tañón, Draco Rosa, Ricky Martin, Paul Simon en vele anderen. Sinds 1995 is hij president en uitvoerend producent van Alfa Recording Studios. Sinds 2010 is hij ook eigenaar. Hij produceerde en regisseerde meerdere muziekdocumentaires zoals Un tributo a Cheo Feliciano.

 

Filmography

(selection) Top Stop Music Presents: Un tributo a Cheo Feliciano (2018).