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Opening Credits

Road Movies Filmproduktion presents
Buena Vista Social Club

A Road Movies Production in Association with
Kintop Pictures, ARTE and ICAIC

All Concert and Studio Recording
A World Circuit Production

Produced by
Ry Cooder

Executive Producer
Nick Gold

Produced by
Jerry Boys

A & R Consultant
Juan de Marcos González

Featuring in order of appearance
Compay Segundo
Eliades Ochoa
Ry Cooder
Joachim Cooder
Ibrahim Ferrer
Omara Portuondo
Rubén González
Orlando "Cachaíto" López
Amadito Valdés
Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal
Barbarito Torres
Pío Leyva
Manuel "Puntillita" Licea
Juan de Marcos González

Production Sound
Martin Müller

Editor
Brian Johnson

Director of Photography & Steadicam
Jörg Widmer

Associate Producer
Rosa Bosch

Executive Producer
Ulrich Felsberg

Produced by
Ulrich Felsberg and Deepak Nayar

Directed by
Wim Wenders

End Credits

English Translation by
Michael Donnelly

Musicians (in alphabetical order)
Octavio Caldero
Joachim Cooder
Ry Cooder
Angel Terry Domesch
Ibrahim Ferrer
Ibrahim Ferrer Jr.
Manuel Galbán
Roberto García
Hugo Garzón
Carlos González
Juan de Marcos González
Rubén González
Pío Leyva
Manuel "Puntillita" Licea
Orlando "Cachaíto" López
Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal
Eliades Ochoa
Gilberto "Papi" Oviedo
Alejandro Pichardo
Yanko Pichardo
Omara Portuondo
Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos
Salvador Repilado
José Antonio Rodríguez
Compay Segundo
Benito Suárez
Barbarito Torres
Aradito Valdés
Roberto "Virgilio" Valdés
Lázaro Villa

Cuban Crew

Director of Photography and Steadicam
Jörg Widmer

Sound
Martin Müller

Line Producer
Rafael Rey Rodríguez

Production Assistant
Olga María Fernandez González

Runner
Javier Castillo Mares

Accountant
Victor Guttiérrez

Focus Puller
Julio Simonean

Lighting
Ivan Scull

Assistants
Osvaldo Lima
Luis Juana

Drivers
Guillermo Iglesias
Armando Roche
Diosdado Navarro

Music Consultant
Sigfredo Ariel

Piano Tuner
Tomas Casanova Perera

Protocol
Rafael Cruz

Assistant to Wim Wenders
Zita Marina Morrina Atia

Thanks to:
Alfredo Guevara
Camilo Vives
Gustavo Fernández at ICAIC
Ivan Giroud and all of the staff at the Havana Film Office
Klaus Grohmann
German Embassy in Havana, Cuba
Bertha Navarro
Tequila Gang, Mexico
Hotel Nacional
Casa de Científico (CITMA)
Fábrica de Instrumentos Musicales, SONOC
Amadito Valdés plays drums exclusively on AA Roland Meinl

Amsterdam Crew

Director of Photography
Robby Müller

Steadicam Operator
Jörg Widmer

Camera Operators
Claire Piman
Theo Bierkens
Brigit Hillenius

Timecode Sync Supervisor
Rik Meier

Production Assistant
Sven Sauër

Additional Still Photographer
Geralnt Lewis

Thanks to:
Mojo Concerts- Robert van Ommen and Franz von Kouwen
Koninkljik Theater Carré- Amsterdam
Wim Westerveld, CHAZZ Agency
Eli Silvrants
Dani Florestano

New York

Unit Production Manager
Linda Moran

Director of Photography
Lisa Rinzler

Camera Operator
David Waterston

Assistant Camera
Richard Rutkowski

Steadicam Operator
Stephen Constentino

Stage Manager
David Stahlbaumer

Lighting Designer
Mitch Bogard

Assistant Lighting Designer
Rick Pettit

Stage Crew
Ken Beltrone
John Cardinale
James Csollany
John Goodson
Dennis O'Connell

Production Assistant
David Vigdor

Office Coordinator
Luba Schatzberg

Sound Mixer
E. Benjamin Posnaek

Berlin

Legal Services Coordinator
Kai-Peter Uhlig

Music Rights Clearance
Steven Reich

Tax Advisor
AUDIT
Erich Theim

Accounting
Claudia Pauley
Vesna Rudinac
Ina Bjalac

Project Coordinator
Denise Booth
Rose-Marie Couture

Assistant to Wim Wenders
Jolanda Darbyshire

Los Angeles

Editor
Brian Johnson

Associate Editor
Monica Anderson

Assistant Editor
Gary Trentham

Post Production Supervisor
Kristi Lake

Post Production Sound Supervisor
Guaranteed Media

Sound Supervisor & Re-Recording Mixer
Elmo Weber

Co-Supervisor & Dialogue Editor
Walter Spencer

ADR Supervisor & Mixer
Russell Farmarco

Sound Editors
Ai-Ling Lee
Orada Justa Yanond

Assistant Editor
Trevor Adkinson

On-Line Editor
Mark Sherman

On-Line Assistant
Chris Wayne

Colorist
Linda Olague

Colorist Assistant
Rolando Diaz

Encore Video Post Executive
Michael Sable

Video Post Production Facility
Encore Video Hollywood

Post Production Equipment provided by
Wexler Video
Paul Frocchi
AVID Technical Support
Bryson Jones

Thanks to:
Michael Sable
Reinhard Penzel
Judith Reuter
Sony Broadcasting Europe
David Bither
Nonesuch Records
Martin Singer
Robert Eisenhauer
Annie Bataillard Carlonie Haertel
ARTE

Still Photographer
Donata Wenders
Susan Titelman

All music recordings are copyright World Circuit Limited.

Original Concept & Executive Production of Recordings
Nick Gold
World Circuit

Director of Marketing & Artist Relations
Jenny Adlington
World Circuit

Artistic Consultant
Juan de Marcos González

All music recorded by:
Jerry Boys

All music mixed by:
Raul Rogut
Ry Cooder
Ocean Way Studios

Thanks to:
Gliceria Abreu
Susan Cooder
Daniel Del Solar
Candice Hanson
Caridad Peréz Valdés
Clair McFadden
Wendy Sellars

Songs (in chronological order)

"Chan Chan"
Written by Francisco Repilado
Licensed by Termidor Musikvering GmbH & Co. KO

"Silencio"
Written by Rafael Hernandez
Licensed by Peer Musikvering GmbH

"Chatanooga Choo Choo"
Written by Harry Warren and Mack Garcia
Published by EMI Feist Catalog Inc.

"Dos Gardenias"
Written by Isolina Carillo
Licensed by Peer Musikvering GmbH

"Veinte Años"
Written by María Teresa Vera
Published by Carimusic Corporation with kind permission by Wintrop Musik

"¿Y Tú Qué Has Hecho?"
Written by Eusechio Delfín
Licensed by Termidor Musikvering GmbH & Co. KO

"Black Bottom"
Written by Kay Henderson, Lew Brown, B.G. DeSylva
Published by Warner Chapell Music Inc.
Songwriters Guild of America
Stephen Ballantine Music
Bill Krasitovsky
Ray Henderson
Carlin Music
Redwood Music Ltd.

"Canto Siboney"
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
Licensed by Termidor Musikvering GmbH & Co. KO

"El Carretero"
Written by Guillermo Portabales
Licensed by Peer Musikvering GmbH

"Cienfuegos" (Tiene su Guaguancó)
Written by Victor Lay
Licensed by Termidor Musikvering GmbH & Co. KO

"Begin the Beguine"
Written by Cole Porter
Published by Warner Chapell Music

"Buena Vista Social Club"
Written by Orestes López
Licensed by Peer Musikvering GmbH

"Mandinga" (aka "Bilongo")
Written by Guillermo Rodríguez Fiffe
Licensed by Termidor Musikvering GmbH & Co. KO

"Candela"
Written by Faustino Oramas
Licensed by Termidor Musikvering GmbH & Co. KO

"Chanchullo"
Written by Israel López
Licensed by Peer Musikvering GmbH

"El Cuarto de Tula"
Written by Luis Maquetti
Licensed by World Circuit Ltd.

"Guateque Campesino"
Written by Celia Romero
Licensed by Termidor Musikvering GmbH & Co. KO

"Nuestra Ultima Cita"
Written by Armando Medina
Licensed by Peer Musikvering GmbH

"Quizás, Quizás, Quizás"
Written by Osvaldo Farrés
Licensed by Peer Musikvering GmbH
Filmed on Sony DigiBeta Cam and Sony Handycam



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