Buena Vista Social Club: Adios Solarmovie

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017)


In 1996, Cuban bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, British producer Nick Gold, and American guitarist Ry Cooder convened in Havana to produce a Cuban-Malian collaboration. When the Malians couldn’t get visas, the team turned their attention to reviving a forgotten generation of legendary son cubano musicians and formed an on-the-fly ensemble: the Buena Vista Social Club. Two decades since that fateful first session, we catch up to these master musicians, as they reflect on the magical unfolding of their lives—from humble origins to the evolution and surprising revival of their careers, all against the backdrop of Cuba’s dramatic history. Brimming with unseen concert, rehearsal, and archival footage, this film is an emotional, shimmering celebration of music’s power to transcend age, ideologies, and class, and to connect us to each other through our souls.

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 8.1/10 from 10 votes
Release Date: 2017-05-26
Status: Released
Run time: 110 min / 1:50
Production Studio : Blink TV, Broad Green Pictures, Convergent Media
Production Countries: Cuba, United States of America


Ibrahim Ferrer
as Himself
Omara Portuondo
as Herself
Manuel 'Guajiro' Mirabal
as Himself


Production Wim Wenders Executive Producer
Camera Enrique Chediak Director of Photography
Directing Lucy Walker Director
Production Lucy Walker Executive Producer
Sound Lucy Walker Sound Recordist
Production Zak Kilberg Producer
Editing Pablo Proenza Editor
Camera Nick Higgins Director of Photography
Production Julian Cautherley Producer
Production Asher Goldstein Producer
Sound Robbie Adams Music Editor
Production Victor Moyers Producer
Camera Lucas Gath Director of Photography
Production Andrew Baker Executive Producer
Editing Tyler Temple Higgins Editor
Production Christine Cowin Producer
Production Iz Web Co-Producer
Production Michael Cleaver Co-Producer