In Havana, music isn't a pastime, it's a way of life in Wim Wenders’ Buena Vista Social Club. In 1996 Ry Cooder went to Cuba to record an album of classic Cuban popular music. Searching, he came upon a number of veteran musicians forgotten in their own land. The music they made together - timeless and sublime - won a Grammy and sold in the millions, making seasoned pros like Compay Segundo, Omara Portuondo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzalez and Eliades Ochoa unlikely international stars - overnight. Director Wim Wenders joins the band in a Havana studio as it records a new album and follows the group in concert to Amsterdam and New York, where the traveling players fall, memorably, under the spell of the Big Apple.