Monday, August 16, 2010

Sara Gómez article on rumba: Cuba Vol 3, No. 2 1964


We came across this article by Sara Gómez (1943-1974) in the December 1964 issue of "Cuba," which seems to have been the Cuban equivalent of the USA's "Life" magazine.

Sara Gómez is most known today for her films "...y tenemos sabor" and "De cierta manera." I am not aware of any other articles she has written. The article also contains historic photographs of the old "Clave y Guaguancó" by Mário García Joya, "Mayito," who also had a distinguished career in Cuban cinema and now lives in Los Angeles. Some of them we have seen before in a book by Olavo Alén Rodríguez, but others are new, such as this one of Agustín "el Bongocero" Gutiérrez:

Agustín Gutiérrez, c. 1964
Photo by "Mayito"


Sara Gómez would also include this group in her film "...y tenemos sabor."

The text of the article takes a bit of an unusual form, with narrative information in small text alternating with quotations from Agustín Pina "Flor de Amor" in larger text.

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1 comment:

jornalbarato said...

velho, parabéns pelo blog, sou brasileiro, capixaba, e nossas músicas são irmãs. muito me interessa a rumba e em seu espaço (blog, youtube, soundcloud) encontro material valioso, o qual agradeço.

aqui nossa música yorubá, da Africa mulçumana, chama-se jongo, ticumbí e reis de boi - se interessar temos esta gravação http://soundcloud.com/eduardooju/ticumbi-de-conceicao-da-barra.

um abraço

Eduardo Ojú
São Mateus - ES
Brasil