CHRISTAAN FELBER'S SHORT FILM "FROM HEAVEN IS CALI" NOW FEATURED ON NOWNESS
Head over to Nowness, which is featuring Christaan Felber's exhilarating short film about the salsa scene in Cali, Colombia, “From Heaven Is Cali,” along with an interview with Christaan. Here’s an excerpt:
From Heaven Is Cali—the title of which is taken from the famous salsa anthem "Cali Pachenguero" by Grupo Niche—is a documentary profile on the dancers, musicians, nightclub owners, and costume designers who bring life to this exciting dance tradition. Director and photographer Christaan Felber also goes behind the scenes of Delirio, a salsa cabaret troupe in Cali, as they prepare for one of their sensational evening stage shows.
“Television and film often depict Cali in relation to drug cartels,” says Felber, “but it also happens to be the salsa dancing capital of the world. For Caleños, dancing is what they turned to in order to heal the city from its dark history. Salsa brought the people together and gave them the opportunity to choose art before grief, and replace pain with color and joy.”
Christaan also produced a dazzling photo series that captures the spectacle and exuberance of the dancers.