Cuba’s El Rey del Mambo premiers on the Mexican big screen

Mexico City, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musician Damaso Perez Prado, known as the Mambo King, returns to Mexico with the screening of El sueño de ayer (Yesterday’s Dream) film at the Morelia International Film Festival.

The film -directed by Emilio Maillé and starred by the Mexican rock band Café Tacvba singer Ruben Albaran, evokes the 1950s, while tracing a timeline to the present day through rhythms such as mambo, rumba, reggaeton, cumbia, among others.

According to the synopsis, the film tells the story of the Cuban musician, who returns to life three decades later to find his love, Magdalena, in Mexico.

The problem is that he is dead; time is running out, no one remembers him and in his head there are only confused memories of the past, this event’s website reports, while highlighting his prolific career.

To some experts and dancers, Perez Prado made undeniable contributions to popular music, with a solid career by composing music for separate films including Coqueta, Amor perdido, Aventuras and Las tres alegres comadres; La dolce vita, Kika, among others.


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