Chico & Rita (2010), 8/10. Great music. But the all too quick pace of the first half of the film (in terms of mere months) didn't seem to be too realistic - romance and fame wise for the two title characters. Not fatal flaws but flaws nevertheless.
Lily - A Mayra
Music by Bebo Valdés
Lyrics by Juanito Márquez and Nat Chediak
Performed by Freddy Cole and Estrella Morente
Should have gotten nominated for original song in 2012. WTH were only two songs nominated that year? This category is by far the most arbitrarily goofy one.
¡Vampiros en La Habana!
(1985). The whole bloody thing is on YouTube. Kind an odd coincidence that both movies are animated movies about jazz musicians in Cuba.
I stumbled onto this one by a freak of an IMDb advanced search. I expected to absolutely hate it and ... well, I was expecting it to be a target for Rifftrax. Nope.
Be warned that there are questionable (possibly) racist character designs.
I'm giving this surprise animated comedy about vampires in Havana, an 8/10.