VIENTO Y TIEMPO AYMÉE NUVIOLA & GONZALO RUBALCABA BAND
The warm and soft breeze of Lent alights on the city, as is common in April, and in a downtown neighborhood in Havana two women, very close friends, rush to take their children, Gonzalo and Aymee, to their music lessons at the conservatory. The children are playing on the steep spiral staircase outside the building, while waiting to meet with Silvia, their piano teacher. Gonzalo is 10 years old and attends a higher level than his friend Aymee, three years younger, and both share the naive passion that leads them to explore the mysteries of music. It’s April again, and the intense air causes a strong surf on the boardwalk. The two renowned artists go towards the sea not suspecting that this will be the last opportunity in a long time that they will be able to share. The scores take form in Aymée ́s voice and the wind raises her song and dissipates it on the horizon as a clear premonition. Twenty years have passed and the two artists have fully consolidated their careers and their lives. The air has reunited them, and as if time had not passed, the affection, the scores, … and the piano have returned. This time, from experience and talent, there is a tribute to the roots, to the past that unites them and makes them great. After class, the two return to their homes in Centro Havana, and in their living room with large windows that let the fresh air in, continue the lessons while they listen and play on the piano classics of Cuban music coming from the bar on the corner. It is there, in their homes full of rhythms, where they learn the strength of the bolero, the sweet flavor of the guaracha, and the intensity of the “Filin”. Years of practice and learning made the children into talented young people. Gonzalo creates his “Project” and Aymee wins a renowned musical contest. They already fly alone and are willing to conquer the world with their own wings. However, an encounter predicts that their lives would always be united by music.