Vision & Concept
Indians and Cubans share an immense love of music and dance. It is part of their heritage and identity. With the arrival of the music documentary “Cuba My Soul” comes a unique opportunity to bring Cuba’s delightful musical culture to India with a gala Indian film premier.
Cuba My Soul holds its Indian premier at an international gala event. Screened in an elegant ballroom in the magnificent Mumbai Taj Mahal Hotel along with a choreographed live show and concert featuring a mashup of Bollywood and Cuban styles.
World celebrities and authentic Cuban musicians and dancers, including some of the musicians from the film, come together to create live performances and produce an original music video featuring a mashup of Bollywood and Cuba.
With its captivating choreography and upbeat tempo, the song Naatu Naatu from RRR just made history by becoming India's first-ever film track to bag an Oscar! The Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards swept global audiences off their feet with a performance that was truly electrifying.
While heading to Germany for the Snowdance Film Festival, I made a magical stop in Mumbai - home of Bollywood! Inspired by RRR's enchanting music & dance moves and Cuba's seductive energy, I was compelled to draw from both worlds. It became my mission to create something that married these two art forms together! With this inspiration I will return to India to hold a gala Indian premier for my Cuba My Soul and produce a original song and video that unites two incredible cultures—Indian and Cuban- featuring a mash up of Bollywood music and dance and Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba.
“You’re sitting by the pool with your special friend at the glorious Taj Mahal hotel. It’s a warm summers evening and you’re relishing that delicious cocktail. Suddenly you are engulfed by an unfolding drama: a story of love, passion and excitement! A pop-up Bollywood song and dance troupe appears from nowhere. A girl from India with an infinite smile and dazzling allure sweeps across the floor. But then, there is an interruption, a challenge: a beautiful Cuban woman has arrived. She breathes a fresh sensuality that hints of a life so different and yet so compelling. With a mash-up of Indian and Cuban music and dance, the courting, teasing and contesting continue. Then Ganesha appears. The Hindi deity Ganesha who “Is widely revered as the remover of obstacles and thought to bring good luck”. The drama ends with love and acceptance for all and a Cuban “Rueda” ( a type of circular dance where couples swap partners)”