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[[ Read E-pub ]] ⚦ The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love É Les Mambo kings filmAlloCin Synopsis et dtails Dans les annes cinquante, Cesar et Nestor, deux frres musiciens, migrs de La Havane, viennent tenter leur chance New York Le pays vit au rythme du mambo, qui exalte The Mambo KingsIMDb Chileis ruled by the dictator Pinochet The wealthy don t see the violence, terror, executions etc including Irene She s engaged to an officer in the fascist military She meets Francisco who opens her eyes to truth and love Les Mambo Kings Wikipdia Les Mambo Kings ou Les Rois du Mambo au Qubec est un film amricain d Arne Glimcher sorti enThe Mambo KingsDVD Blu rayAchetez The Mambo Kings petit prix Livraison gratuite voir cond Retrouvez infos avis sur une large slection de DVD Blu ray neufs ou d occasion The Mambo Kings vostfr Series Streaming Regarder The Mambo Kings vostfr The Mambo Kings en streaming gratuitement Retrouvez galement l intgralit des pisodes sur Series Streaming The Mambo Kings Trailer YouTube Antonio Banderas Philadelphia, Interview with the Vampire makes his American film debut co starring with Armand Assante Private Benjamin in this ro The Mambo Kings TrailerYouTube With Academy Award nominee Cathy Moriarty Raging Bull and Desi Arnaz, Jr who appears as his bandleader father when the brothers guest on I Love Lucy The Mambo Kings YouTube clips from feature film, with Armand Assante Antonio Banderas, with Desi Arnaz, Jr directed by Arne Glimcher Heroism Begins with Her Cesar et Nestor Buried Mountain Secrets deux frres musiciens Buried Mountain Secrets migrs de La Havane Buried Mountain Secrets viennent tenter leur chance New York Le pays vit au rythme du mambo The Deranged Cousins, or, Whatever qui exalte The Mambo KingsIMDb Chileis ruled by the dictator Pinochet The wealthy don t see the violence Intuición terror Street Fight executions etc including Irene She s engaged to an officer in the fascist military She meets Francisco who opens her eyes to truth and love Les Mambo Kings Wikipdia Les Mambo Kings ou Les Rois du Mambo au Qubec est un film amricain d Arne Glimcher sorti enThe Mambo KingsDVD Blu rayAchetez The Mambo Kings petit prix Livraison gratuite voir cond Retrouvez infos avis sur une large slection de DVD Blu ray neufs ou d occasion The Mambo Kings vostfr Series Streaming Regarder The Mambo Kings vostfr The Mambo Kings en streaming gratuitement Retrouvez galement l intgralit des pisodes sur Series Streaming The Mambo Kings Trailer YouTube Antonio Banderas Philadelphia Windburn (The Elemental Series, Interview with the Vampire makes his American film debut co starring with Armand Assante Private Benjamin in this ro The Mambo Kings TrailerYouTube With Academy Award nominee Cathy Moriarty Raging Bull and Desi Arnaz Light, Traveling Jr who appears as his bandleader father when the brothers guest on I Love Lucy The Mambo Kings YouTube clips from feature film Knights vs. Dinosaurs with Armand Assante Antonio Banderas Knights vs. Dinosaurs with Desi Arnaz Buenas noches, Luna Jr directed by Arne Glimcher I did not realize that I was listening to an abridge audio version of this novel until after 3 hours of listening I came to an end This was not written anywhere when I looked it up at my library nor on the copy I borrowed Not even sure I should count it having read it Also, the narrator was a surprisingly poor choice He sounds like he is having an asthma attach while reading so I heard every heavy intake of his breathe for 3 hours.Based on what I did hear I am giving this novel 3 stars I cannot write a review because I must have missed much of the story. As the weather heats up it is easy to envision oneself on a beach with a rum and Coke in hand The preferred beverage in Cuba before Castro's take over, rum invokes images of Havana as a city teeming with night life and rivaling Miami as the gateway to Latin America It is with this sensuous imagery at hand that I selected Oscar Hijuelos' Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love as the next book in my ongoing Pulitzer challenge The first Hispanic to win the award, Hijuelos' steamy book transports its readers back to a classy time when Mambo and its musicians were indeed Kings Brothers Cesar and Nestor Castillo hailed from the Oriente province of Cuba From the simple peasant class, neither had much of a future, especially with a demanding father who expected them to stay on the farm One day Cesar heard a local band leader practicing, demanded lessons, and the rest is history Soon, Cesar played his way out of Oriente to Santiago, Havana, and eventually New York Regarded as a top band leader alongside Nestor, a gifted trumpet player, the brothers founded the Mambo Kings band and catapulted to the top of the Latin music circuit in New York during the late 1940s Leaving Cuba even before the revolution was not without its share of anguish Cesar epitomized Hispanic machismo culture and bedded one woman after another He tried his hand at marriage but grew restless, and his wife divorced him, forcing him to leave his daughter Mariela behind on the island Nestor did not share his brother's cockiness A introvert and brooding man, he fell for a pretty girl named Maria and engaged in a long affair with her, only to see her marry another man Nestor never got over this heartbreak, even after marrying his wife Dolores in New York and having two children, Eugenio and Leticia This torment the brothers felt lead them to write their one hit song Dulce Maria de mi Alma [Beautiful Maria of my Soul] that nearly lead them to stardom A chance meeting with Cuban star Desi Arnaz lead the brothers to perform Dulce Maria de mi Alma on the I Love Lucy Show At the time, especially as Castro continued to gain power in Cuba, all Cubans living in the United States stuck close together, even Arnaz who had made it big as a Hollywood star After this performance, Cesar dwelt on this episode for the rest of his life, reminiscing on his one shining moment and reminding all of his friends and acquaintances that he is the famous Mambo Kings who once performed with Desi Arnaz Nestor tragically passed away a few years later leaving behind a young family, but Cesar continued to look fondly at this experience on television for better or worse Hijuelos writes this poignant tale as a two sided record complete with coda He tells Cesar's story in flashback as both Cesar and his nephew Eugenio look back at a time when Cesar was the Mambo King of New York In addition to leading a band, Cesar worked a full time day job to support himself and his sisterinlaw and her family as well as his friends and musicians and a myriad of Cubans just off the boat Cesar also oozed machismo until his dying day, bedding one woman after another in true Latin lover form The prose dripped of sensuous love mixed with pain, of both love lost and the schism of Cubans in the United States and the island following the revolution As I read this tale of lust and heartbreak, I kept singing Cuban hits such as Guantamera in my mind, setting Cesar Castillo's conflicted life to music The Mambo King will be long remembered by me as I felt a twinge of sympathy for this man who could not relate to women except in bed while leading a conflicted life With luscious writing that is could also be construed as an homage to his native Cuba, Hijuelos has merited the Pulitzer for his poignant tale A story of immigrants who brushed with fame, were scorned by love, and maintained their machismo Cuban culture throughout their lives, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love is a scintillating tale I had previously read Hijuelos' A plump, juicy, sexy tropical fruit of a novel!Its immediately evident why it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; as a matter of fact, it comes from a proud line of family sagas all of them conjoined fatefully with the history of our nation The Castillo Bros (castle siblings) are the Kings of their music and major purveyors of the CubanAmerican Zeitgeist Of course, the story is tragicomic sad but not in a completely unfamiliar way Yes, this one seems to have inspired later Pulitzer winners, such as The Stone Diaries, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Oscar Wao the musicheavy A Visit from the Goon Squad. I cannot BELIEVE this book won a Pulitzer I bought it because of the shiny red cover with the big silver medallooking sticker on the front (yes, that is how I judge books) The Cuban history/living in New York as a Cuban/music scene perspective was interesting, but it was overshadowed by the long, long, LONG woeisme sadsack selfdestructive fatalistic characters who were, for the most part, unlikable and unrelatable, and the pages and pages of sex Not sexy sex; DH Lawrence this is not It'slike forensic sex There are much better books about Cuban jazz musicians, I'm sure, if that's what you're in to I almost never would label a book DO NOT READ, even if I didn't particularly care for it This book is one of the few However, I'm apparently one of the only people who feels this way The Pulitzer guys certainly didn't agree with me.