'Calle 54' a primer of Latin music

Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 12:00am

When German film director Wim Wenders teamed with archivist guitarist Ry Cooder a couple of years ago to make the superb Buena Vista Social Club movie, no one anticipated their results would fuel an Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latin music resurgence.

Cooder overcame State Department bureaucracy and domestic political intrigue to travel to Cuba and record a session with legendary players and singers who had been superstars during the pre-Castro era, when Havana was a tourist haven.

Wenders and Cooder

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