Vivo: We Speak to Alex Lacamoire and Juan de Marcos González

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Netflix’s new animated musical Vivo has got some legendary musicians involved. From Lin-Manuel Miranda and his partner in crime Alex Lacamoire, to Buena Vista Social Club legend, Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, this is a movie that will have you humming, and grooving, and tapping your toes.

In this interview we spoke to musical director Alex Lacamoire and voice actor Juan de Marcos about working on Vivo and what it was like creating the music.

Vivo follows a one-of-kind kinkajou (Lin-Manuel Miranda), who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lovely square with his beloved owner Andreś (Juan de Marcos). Though they may not speak the same language, Vivo and Andrés are the perfect duo through their common love of music. But when tragedy strikes shortly after Andrés receives a letter from the famous Marta Sandoval (Gloria Estefan), inviting her old partner to her farewell concert, it’s up to Vivo to deliver a message that Andrés never could. But to get to Marta, Vivo will need the help of Gabi (Ynairaly Simo) – an energetic tween who bounces to the beat of her own offbeat drum.

Vivo is the latest film by Oscar nominated director Kirk DeMarco and written by Quiara Alegria Hudes, with music composed by Alex Lacamoire, featuring the voice talents of Lin-Manuel Miranda, newcomer Ynairaly Simo, Juan de Marcos, Gloria Estefan, Zoe Saldaña, Michael Rooker, Brian Tyree Henry, Nicole Byer, Katie Lowes, Olivia Trujillo, and Lidya Jewett.

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Bahir likes to review movies because he can watch them at special screenings and not have to interact with large groups of people who may not agree with his idea of what a movie going experience is. Bahir likes jazz, documentaries, Ken Burns, and summer blockbuster movies. He really hopes that the HBO MAX Green Lantern series will help the character be cool again. Also don’t get him started on Jason Momoa’s Aquaman (#NotMyArthurCurry).

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