[act-ma] 8/12 Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time (again on 8/17 &18)

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Aug 7 18:32:35 PDT 2007

Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Remis Auditorium

Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time by Lorenzo De Stefano (2007, 79 
min.). Against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban 
Missile Crisis, two youths from the tough musical district of Cayo Hueso 
decide to form a vocal group. To those whose lives they briefly touched, 
Los Zafiros are legends. A musical phenomenon molded by their time and 
place, Los Zafiros (The Sapphires) caused a sensation in Havana and 
beyond throughout the 1960s and into the early ’70s. Though they enjoyed 
international acclaim, touring widely throughout Europe, Los Zafiros 
remained in relative obscurity throughout the US as a result of the 
political climate of the cold war. Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of 
Time explores the memories of Manuel Galban and Miguel Cancio, the two 
surviving members of Los Zafiros, as they are reunited in Havana. The 
film also features the perspectives of numerous Zafiros family members 
in Miami and Havana, international musicologists, and musical colleagues 
of the group.

MFA members, seniors, and students $6; general admission $7.

Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time

Sunday, August 12, 2007 12:20 pm

Friday, August 17, 2007, 4:30 pm Film

Saturday, August 18, 2007, 10:30 am, 12:20 pm


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