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jose feliciano behind this guitar

92 min. | music documentary | usa | english

From the hills of Puerto Rico to the streets of Spanish Harlem to the world stage, Jose Feliciano-Behind This Guitar, chronicles the life and career of 9-Time Grammy winner, Jose Feliciano. The blind Puerto Rican singer/songwriter/guitarist becomes the first Latin Artist to win a Grammy for Best New Artist and effectively cross over into the English music market, opening the doors for other artists who now play an important role in the history of American music and beyond.

 

Feliciano has been acclaimed by critics around the world as “The greatest living guitarist.” Referred to as “The Picasso of his Realm,” he’s been awarded over forty-five Gold and Platinum records. The film includes interviews with Feliciano, his family, his long-time bandmates and contemporaries including Grammy winning legends like Carlos Santana, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Rudy Perez and more. The film takes you through six decades of struggle, controversy, discrimination, triumphs and a musical history and storied career that includes hits in five continents and three languages.