El Gusto
CCA
Santa Fe, NM
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Thursday Jul 31, 2014 7:00 PM - Tuesday Aug 05, 2014 7:15 PM | $12.00


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El Gusto
El Gusto tells the story of a group of musicians, Muslim and Jewish, torn apart by history and brought together by music. The story was uncovered when director/ producer Safinez Bousbia was wandering the narrow streets of the Casbah of Algiers. Drawn to a hanging mirror for sale, she walked into the shop. Instead of selling her the mirror, the craftsman, Mr. Ferkioui 83 years of age, told her the story of his lost friends, Jewish and Muslim musicians who had performed side-by-side a popular style of music: Chaabi.

Bousbia set off to find all of the surviving members. Almost half-a-century later, the original masters of Chaabi music reunited and began an historic journey from Algiers and Paris to Marseille to perform on stage as the El Gusto orchestra. The film, which has been called an Algerian Buena Vista Social Club, brings this moving story to the screen.

Location

CCA
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
United States


Categories

Film > Festivals
Film > Movies
Film > Other
Film > Premiers

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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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