GREAT PERFORMANCES: Gloria Estefan: Sangre Yoruba
Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On demand now with KPBS Passport!
Three-time GRAMMY Award winner Gloria Estefan takes a musical journey through Africa, Brazil and Cuba to explore how the music of these places has influenced her own musical heritage in GREAT PERFORMANCES “Gloria Estefan: Sangre Yoruba.” The program journeys through three of Brazil’s most influential cities, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador, with Estefan as narrator and host, discussing the history of Samba and its many variations.
Featuring regional celebrities like Maria Rita, Carlinhos Brown and Jorge Aragão, the documentary looks at the African origins of Brazilian music and specific sites that have inspired artists around the world, including the Bay of All Saints and the Christ the Redeemer statue.
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A production of Sony Music Latin directed by Lourival Rodriguez and co-directed by Vytenis Didziulis, produced by Maricel Zambrano and Lourival Rodriguez with Afo Verde, Alex Gallardo, Ruben Leyva, Erick Douat, Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan as executive producers.