Deutsche Welle, Unitel

Mozart y Mambo – A Cuban Journey with Sarah Willis

Together with hornist Sarah Willis we travel to Havanna, where she will realize a long held dream: she will create her “Mozart y Mambo” program, merging classical music from Europe with traditional Cuban rhythms like Mambo, Salsa, Rumba and Son. Her partners in crime are classically trained musicians from Cuba, as well as musicians with a focus on traditional Cuban music.

This irresistible musical encounter will culminate in a big concert which will not only see Sarah Willis perform with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra and conductor José Antonio Méndez Padrón, but also a Cuban Salsa-Mambo-Band. A joint celebration of Mozart, the likes of which has never been seen – or heard – before.

Documentary, 30 Min
Concert, 60 Min

A film by Magdalena Zieba-Schwind
DoP: Chris Rowe
Concert Camera: Jochen Beckmann, Maik Behres, Michael Boomers, Eric Delgado, Chris Rowe
Sound: Alejandro Alfonso
Concert Sound: Christoph Franke, Wolfgang Schiefermair
Editor: Stefanie Reichel
Concert Editor: Uli Peschke
Commissioning Editors DW: Hans Christoph von Bock
Executive Producers: Bernhard von Hülsen, Maria Willer

A 3B-Produktion GmbH co-production with Deutsche Welle and Unitel, with financial support by the Göhde Foundation.

International Distribution: C Major Entertainment