Two Beats One Soul



Home Viewing Fri, Oct 16
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
The Art of Living
Women in Film
We the People: Required Watching
Cine en Familia
Women Directors
Release Year:2019
Runtime:73 min
Festivals & Awards:International Black Film Festival
Nashville - Best Long Form Documentary
Website:Official Website
Director:Bille Woodruff
Sara Nesson
Producer:Ray Chew
Vivian Scott Chew
Cinematographer:Toussaint Avila
Eric Branco
Editor:Sara Nesson


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About Two Beats One Soul

In early 2017, visionary music executive Vivian Scott Chew - an innovative figure in the global music and entertainment world- approached her husband, veteran R&B musician/arranger/producer Ray Chew - music director for ABC’s “Dancing with The Stars”- , with an intriguing idea: to bring together top American and Cuban musicians, record an album fusing the rich salsa, rhumba and Afro-Cuban jazz traditions of the island nation with contemporary American R&B and hip-hop, and kick off the release of the album into the global marketplace with a major concert event--and do this all in three months. Recruiting a team of top studio talent and bringing aboard renowned producer Sergio George, the pair used their considerable connections to quickly book time in downtown Havana’s legendary Abdala Studios and assemble a who’s-who of musical talent. With only two days given to write and record each of the album’s thirteen tracks, famed singer and producer Eric Benet, producer and DJ Louie Vega and his wife Anane, and superstar Jon B would come together alongside Cuban rap superstar Brebaje Man, drummer and singer Milagros de la Caridad Hodelin Borrayo, and veteran singer Xiomana Laugart, among many others, to produce a stirring, hip-shaking testament to the unifying power of music—and leading to a triumphant opening night performance at the Havana Jazz Festival, in this jubilant new film from directors Bille Woodruff and Sara Nesson.

Recommended for Ages 10+

A principios de 2017, la visionaria ejecutiva de música Vivian Scott Chew, una figura innovadora en el mundo mundial de la música y el entretenimiento, se acercó a su esposo, el veterano músico, arreglista y productor de R&B Ray Chew, director musical de "Dancing with The Stars" -, con una idea intrigante: reunir a los mejores músicos estadounidenses y cubanos, grabar un álbum fusionando las ricas tradiciones de salsa, rumba y jazz afrocubano de la nación isleña con el R&B y el hip-hop estadounidenses contemporáneos, y comenzar el lanzamiento del álbum en el mercado global con un gran concierto, todo esto en tres meses. Reclutando a un equipo de los mejores talentos de estudio y sumando al reconocido productor Sergio George, la pareja utilizó sus considerables conexiones para reservar los legendarios estudios Abdala del centro de La Habana y reunir un quién es quién de talento musical. Con solo dos días para escribir y grabar cada una de las trece pistas del álbum, el famoso cantante y productor Eric Benet, el productor y DJ Louie Vega y su esposa Anane, y la superestrella Jon B se unirían junto a la superestrella del rap cubano Brebaje Man, baterista y cantante, a Milagros de la Caridad Hodelin Borrayo, y a la veterana cantante Xiomana Laugart, entre muchos otros, para producir un testimonio conmovedor y estremecedor del poder unificador de la música, con un estreno triunfal durante la noche de apertura del Festival de Jazz de La Habana.

Director Biography

Billie Woodruff

Raised in Virginia, Bille attended University of Maryland, College Park, as a National Merit Scholar on a full academic scholarship with plans of becoming an anthropologist. Things took an unexpected twist once he began an internship at Black Entertainment Television (BET) in Washington, DC, and switched his major to film. Bille's career in show biz began as he worked his way up through the ranks at BET, from intern to Executive Producer of Specials and Original Programming. It is while at BET that Bille also began directing EPKs and Music Videos for up-and-coming artists.

Sponsored By:

Victor’s 1959 Café, Swor & Gatto, Jos E. Palen, Acentos Inc., Print & Buy, Trujillo Accounting Services, Joe Callahan, Betty Lotterman, Blue Moon Productions

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