Directed by Vladimir Cagnolari
52 mins | France, 2018 | Spanish with English subtitles
‘¿Que vola?’, Cuban slang for ‘what’s up?’, is the namesake of a new musical collective bringing together a French jazz septet with three Cuban percussionists, marrying dizzying virtuosity with the Afro-Cuban divinities that underpin Cuban music. The musical project was initiated by French trombonist Fidel Fourneyron as he journeyed through the world of Afro-Cuban cults and ceremonies, where he got the idea to replace the sacred music with brass and to wrap rituals in the poetry of Coltrane.
Vladimir Cagnolari is a journalist and an African music and culture lover. From 2006 to 2015, he presented the radio show L’Afrique enchante ‘e on French public radio France Inter. He is also a documentary director, author of musical plays and collaborates with No Format on a series of web short films.
Produced by: Oleo Films, No Format
Director of Photography: Julien Borel
Sound: Pierre Favrez
Edited by: No Format
Music by: Fidel Fourneyron, Thibaud Soulas, Adonis Panter Calderon, Barbaro Crespo Richard, Ramon Tamayo Martinez :
Contact: Oleo Films