2,573 views

Chico & Rita (Soundtrack) Featuring Songs Written and Performed by Bebo Valdés

Published:
Chico & Rita Chico & Rita is an animated film directed by Spanish Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba, along with Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando. An exquisitely drawn story of love inspired by the life of Cuban maestro Bebo Valdes
Bebo Valdes
Bebo Valdes
1918 - 2013
piano
, Chico & Rita takes audiences from the famous Tropicana club in Havana to the Pleyel club in Paris, to Radio City Music Hall in New York to Village Vanguard and Palladium. The film was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award in the category of Best Animated Feature Film, and became the #1 per-theater-average of any film in release after premiering at Angelika Film Center in New York on February 10.

Its extraordinary soundtrack is a musical journey into the best of Latin music and was recorded with Bebo Valdes
Bebo Valdes
Bebo Valdes
1918 - 2013
piano
(Chico) who played the piano and led some of the collaborations in this album. Bebo Valdes
Bebo Valdes
Bebo Valdes
1918 - 2013
piano
along with other legendary singers and songwriters (Consuelo Velasquez, Tito Puente, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie) developed an exceptional score comprising of 30 original pieces that wrap the film from beginning to end. In addition to Bebo Valdes
Bebo Valdes
Bebo Valdes
1918 - 2013
piano
, greats such as Estrella Morente (performs “Lily"), Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole), Jimmy Heath and Idania Valdés (Rita) appear on the soundtrack.

Chico & Rita has won numerous awards and prizes in Europe, including the Spanish Premio Goya in 2011 for Best Animated Movie. The soundtrack also won the 2011 Latin Grammy for Best Recording Package, which was put together by Javier Mariscal. The film is opening weekly in cities across the US, and the soundtrack is available at retail and for digital download. For more information, please visit our website.


Visit Website | Purchase

Related Video

comments powered by Disqus
Sponsor: Summit Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

News Search


or search site with Google