Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Music and love unites them, but their journey travelling from Havana to New York brings heartache and torment amidst the Cuban revolution, and highlights a pivotal moment in the evolution of jazz.
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The drawing is magnificent, with ravishing, detailed cityscapes of Havana, New York and Las Vegas. Swaying, snake-hipped Latin music from Bebo Valdés, Tito Puente and others reinforces the languid, sensual mood.