Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Andy Garcia Plays Tribute To Cachao


Andy Garcia arrived at the Miami International Film Festival at the Gusman Theater in Miami last night for the screening of his documentary Cachao: Uno Mas.

Garcia produced this documentary about his musical idol and inspiration Cachao, filmed at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco on March 5th, 2005. Known as Cuba's Beethoven and creator of the Mambo, Cachao, passed away last year, but his music lives on with the help of Garcia.

In the last 15 years, the Ocean's Eleven star has made it a lifelong mission to showcase Cachao in the legendary status he's deserved. Throughout this span, Garcia collaborated with Cachao in various concert performances, documentaries, and music, which won various Grammy awards.

Throughout 2009 the documentary will be featured in film festivals around the world before it makes its TV premiere on the PBS network in the Spring of 2010.