Carlos Maza – The energy of the free man

Year: 2014
Director: Frank Cassenti
Genre: Documentary

“At the Havana Conservatory, I learned that through Art, one can also fight against injustice. This was great news for my musical passion: to realize that artistically mastered work could also be useful for a just cause.” Born in Chile, Mapuche Indian, son of opponents to the military junta, Carlos Maza is an exile who has long lived in Cuba. Pianist and composer, his work, at the crossroads of traditional music from South America and the Caribbean, jazz, classical and contemporary music, tirelessly reflects a quest for identity and music that is rooted in his Indian origins “Mapuche”, which literally means “People of the earth”. Made on the occasion of the recording of his 24 Mapuche preludes, an original work that crosses the entire piano literature of the Caribbean and the South American continent, the film is an intimate musical journey to discover an artist who dreams and works to build a more just world.


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