Reel To Reel: Billy Gibbons & The BFG's: Cuba
Featuring a Q&A with and special performance from Billy Gibbons and Martin Guigui
Nov 30 , 2016 Doors: 7 Show: 7:30PM
The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to present a special screening of Billy Gibbons & The BFG’s: Cuba — an entertaining documentary that follows the famed ZZ Top guitarist and his ace solo band The BFG's through their historic visit to Cuba in December 2015 during the 30th annual Havana Jazz Festival when they performed two sold-out shows. On what turns out to be a whirlwind trip to Cuba, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted guitarist discovers that the country is about much more than cars, cigars, and communism. Gibbons started exploring the potential for an Afro-Cuban-inflected album in 2014 when he was first invited to the Havana Jazz Festival by friend and musical collaborator, and filmmaker Martin Guigui. Though he was unable to make it that year, the invite did set the tone for his 2015 debut solo album Perfectamundo. Produced by Gibbons and Joe Hardy, the album features the BFG's, which includes Guigui on piano and B3. The album encompasses both the sounds of Cuban music of the pre-revolution 1950s, and the rock and metal exemplified by the likes of ZZ Top and Led Zeppelin. Following the documentary screening, GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Vice President Scott Goldman will moderate a Q&A with Billy Gibbons and Martin Guigui on the making of the film and the solo record. The conversation will be followed by a special performance from Gibbons and Guigui.
- Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30pm Add to Calendar