On June 24 Brooklyn label Roc-elle Records releases the soundtrack to 10-time Emmy winner David Grubin’s film Downtown Express, starring music talents Philippe Quint and Nellie McKay. The soundtrack is a lively mix of original pop music co-written by Michael Bacon (The Bacon Brothers) and the two stars, performed by McKay and Quint with their onscreen band, and moving classical performances by Quint, a Grammy-nominated violinist. At this release celebration McKay, Quint, and Bacon will perform selections from the soundtrack, and portions of the film will be screened. Order a CD with your ticket and get 30% off the retail price!
Havana, Havana! a new film by David Grubin will premiere on PBS this week, Friday, July 27th at 9pm EST as part of the PBS Summer Arts Festival
ABOUT THE FILM
This music-documentary vibrates with the soul and energy of African-Cuban drummers, guajira guitarists, and the pulsing melodies of celebrated Cuban musician Raul Paz. Paz brings together fellow musical stars Descemer Bueno, Kelvis Ochoa and David Torrens for a concert in Havana. All of them left Cuba years ago, and their decision to return has injected a new spirit into Cuban music. Mirroring Cuba’s growing relationship with the world, HAVANA, HAVANA! highlights how the country’s musical expression is evolving in the 21st century.
For more information, and behind the scenes videos visit the Havana, Havana! website