Soy Cubana

Soy Cubana

The Vocal Vidas are an all-female a cappella group from Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. In 2017, they were invited to perform in the United States for the first time, just as diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba began to close. As they traveled to Los Angeles, playing in restaurants, jazz clubs, and preparing for their biggest concert ever – for an audience of four thousand at Downtown LA’s Grand Performances – the journey of the Vocal Vidas came to resemble the story of two cultures beginning to reconnect in the face of international uncertainty.

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Jeremy Ungar

Ivaylo Getov




Directors: Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov
Producer: Robin Miller Ungar
Screenwriter: Agustín Rexach Martín, Ivaylo Getov, Jeremy Ungar
Cinematographer: Ivaylo Getov, Ezequiel Casares
Editor: Agustín Rexach Martín
Sound Designer: Sound Department, LLC
Music: Dayramir Gonzalez
Principal Cast: Ana Josefina Hernández, Maryoris Mena Faez, Koset Muñoa Columbié, Annia del Toro Leyva
Additional Credits: Post-Production Supervisor: Jane Stupp-O'Neill, Colorist: Persephanie Engel , Production Sound Mixer: Avery Jaffe


Publicity Contact
Scott Feinstein
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2021
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Music
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Cuba, United States
Language: Spanish, English
Runtime: 79 mins