❗️ In order to use Verkami you must do it from another browser. Install or enter from: Microsoft Edge, Chrome or Firefox. Microsoft has stopped updating the Internet Explorer browser you are using and it is no longer compatible with most websites.

Yo soy la rumba

A documentary walk through the life of Peret in the first person.

lafabricanaranja

A project of

Category

Created in

0
seconds
40
Patron
2.655€
From 35.000€
Contribute to the project
View project in Castellano and Català

History

In the summer of 1968, coinciding with the boom of tourism in Spain, a new sound emerged in the gypsy ghettos of Barcelona put to dance half of the world. Countries as Holland, Germany or Mexico surrendered to the sound of Pedro Pubill Calaf, Peret (a gypsy of humble origin born in the barracks of Mataró) who, with only a Spanish guitar and two palmeros, he mixed the beat of rock&roll with the sound of Cuban guaracha, mambo and flamenco, giving birth to this new genre: the Catalan rumba.

Peret and the gypsies of  "Carrer de la Cera"
Peret and the gypsies of "Carrer de la Cera"

But unexpectedly in 1982, Peret leaves the music to devote himself fully to religion. Become pastor of the Evangelist Church of Filadelfia, Peret disappears for 10 years from the public scene. Also at that time the Catalan rumba had ceased to be popular, since by being contemporary with the Franco regime, had been related to this dark period.

Peret in the movie "Amor a todo gas", 1969.
Peret in the movie "Amor a todo gas", 1969.

The years go by, and in the 90s the Catalan rumba is claimed by a new generation of musicians that fuses it with other sounds.

Peret and his music are back in fashion, and the city of Barcelona surrenders in homage, inviting him in 1992 to play at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.

At that time begins to be called "the King of the Rumba", and various and very different theories arise about the origin of the Catalan rumba. But when Peret tries to claim his role as creator (and not as a king), many do not take him seriously.

Peret with Tom Jones on his show in BBC
Peret with Tom Jones on his show in BBC

In 2018, four years after Peret's death, his family reunites during the days leading up to Amy's wedding.

During those meetings Santa Salvat (granddaughter of Peret and mother of Amy), will try to investigate the origins of this music, not infrequently submitted to controversy.

Through these conversations, and the voiceover of the musician himself, the film makes the viewer travel, reviewing the places and stories that defined his life and the birth of the Catalan rumba. Can you help us tell it?

The birth of "Yo soy la rumba"

"Yo soy la rumba" arises when, at the end of 2015, Santa Salvat proposes to the director Paloma Zapata to carry out this project. Santa is convinced that there is not a definitive documentary about her grandfather, and that after the birth of the Catalan rumba there are many stories still to be told.

It is at that moment when we begin the investigation and the search for documents and revealing testimonies. A large number of photographs and recordings appear, and the script begins to be written.

Peret in its origins in "The Claveles", tablao of Calella. Source: Arxiu Històric Municipal de Calella.
Peret in its origins in "The Claveles", tablao of Calella. Source: Arxiu Històric Municipal de Calella.

More than two years later, after getting a large number of supports, a large part of the funding, we have a project with a form and a script ready to be shot. Can you help us get it?

How is going to be our documentary?

Like many gypsy artists, Peret surrounded himself with his family to develop his artistic project.

They accompanied him on his travels around the world at the most successful time, but they were also there during the process of creation of his music.

No one better than them can tell how everything happened. Interestingly, although there has been extensive speculation on this topic, many of these testimonies have never been collected.

Milliet from "carrer de la Cera", childhood friend of Peret. Photo: Iñaki Gorraiz
Milliet from "carrer de la Cera", childhood friend of Peret. Photo: Iñaki Gorraiz

The filming of the film takes place coinciding with the wedding of one of Peret's great-granddaughters:Amy..

In these days of reunion and celebration, this gypsy family meets in casual, everyday situations, sharing music, conversations and memories, which are revealing to clarify the true origin of Catalan rumba.

"El Tita", "La Payoya" and "La Susy", musicians. Photos: Iñaki Gorraiz
"El Tita", "La Payoya" and "La Susy", musicians. Photos: Iñaki Gorraiz

These scenes alternate with the passionate voiceover of Peret himself, who with great wisdom recounts some of the episodes that marked his life: from his birth in the shanties of Mataró to his international success, going through his decline and his final resurrection.

Through this journey we will discover in depth the famous man, but also the unknown. The adventurer and the father of a family. The gypsy and the payo. To the exaggerated narrator and the one who hides details. To the one that uses a corrosive sense of humor and that is moved without remedy. To the wise man who at the end of his life knew how to draw conclusions; a chronicle about his way of thinking, about his family, about his songs, about his peculiar way of living, in short, about his fears and desires.

We will try to solve the mystery of the life of the musician who one day pulled from the hat one of the greatest cultural milestones of popular music made in our country.

Peret in his home in Mataró. Source: Interviú. Photo: Jaime Franco
Peret in his home in Mataró. Source: Interviú. Photo: Jaime Franco

After an exhaustive search work of more than two years, we have come to collect a large number of archive images, audio recordings and other documents, many of them unpublished. This valuable material documents the most unknown part of Peret's biography.

Peret's story is full of fantastic stories, and although he says they are real, they are often hard to believe. In these most capricious chapters the director uses fiction, with recreated scenes in which, instead of actors, Peret's own relatives are those who give life to characters from other eras.

Peret has already left but his legacy will never leave. Peret affirmed that it is always "preferable to laugh than to cry". So ... let's continue making palms

The documentary has finally have a careful selection of original Peret musical themes for the soundtrack of the film, many of them belonging to his first musical era (they are the most unknown, and of great artistic quality). We will also have a luxury BSO, composed by Daniel Pubill, grandson and musical disciple of the teacher.

Daniel Pubill and his band
Daniel Pubill and his band

About the rewards

All the physical rewards that we put at your disposal are exclusive, and reserved for those who have believed in us and have supported us from the beginning.

VERY IMPORTANT
If you want ** to send your reward outside of Spain ** peninsular, it is essential that you acquire, along with the chosen reward, the shipping costs (€ 13).

You can buy them at the beginning of the rewards panel on the right or by clicking
HERE.

  • The pre-release of the documentary is planned for the end of October / beginning of November 2018.

  • All rewards will be sent a few days after the pre-release, or will be delivered by hand during the pre-release.

  • The link for the online viewing will also be sent a few days after the pre-release.

POSTER EXCLUSIVE DESIGN
POSTER EXCLUSIVE DESIGN

B.S.O. IN CASSETTE!
B.S.O. IN CASSETTE!

EXCLUSIVE DESIGN T-SHIRT
EXCLUSIVE DESIGN T-SHIRT

EXCLUSIVE DESIGN BAG
EXCLUSIVE DESIGN BAG

About us

The initiative to make this film comes from Santa Salvat, granddaughter of Peret, who collects one of his grandfather's last wishes: to take his life to the cinema. However, it is not an isolated project, but inscribed in a much more ambitious plan that develops together with his brother Daniel Pubill, and that includes the publication of a posthumous album, the organization of a concert tribute (produced by El Terrat) and the launching of a new group of "pure" Catalan rumba, of which Daniel and Santa are components.

Paloma Zapata, director and Santa Salvat, associate producer
Paloma Zapata, director and Santa Salvat, associate producer

To put the film on its feet, Santa has Paloma Zapata audiovisual producer whose trajectory is strongly linked to music, since for more than ten years she has developed a prolific activity as a video clip director through a producer La Fábrica Naranja, As a curious fact, she was responsible for directing Peret's latest video clip in 2009:"El muerto vivo". "Yo soy la rumba" is the director's second feature film, after“Casamance, la banda sonora de un viaje” creative documentary shot in Africa, selected in more than 20 festivals around the world and broadcast on Movistar +.

What do we allocate your contributions?

Our main objective is that Yos soy la rumba take a tour of festivals. We believe it is important that the public enjoy this movie in a movie theater.
For this it is essential to give a professional finish to the film.
Right now we are in the preproduction phase, we have part of the funding and we need your impulse to be able to take the film to filming, in addition, we still have the assembly and postproduction phase. The total cost is greater, but with your contribution we will obtain the necessary impulse so that the project becomes a reality.

Schedule:

We are in full preproduction, we plan to shoot in April, do postproduction in summer, and go to festivals starting in September. We still do not have a specific date for the premiere in cinemas, but it will probably be during the first semester of 2019.

+ Info

Yosoylarumba.com
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
La Fábrica Naranja
Paloma Zapata

FAQ

  • What happens if I do not have a card or Paypal account?

    You can make a transfer to the following account number ES58 1465 0120 32 2095031418 detailing what is the recommendation you want and your contact information.

Do you have any other queries or questions?

1 comment

If you are already a sponsor, please Log in to comment.

  • Manuel Malou

    Manuel Malou

    almost 2 years

    Olééééééé que bien que se haga esto.

#03 / Unas palabras de Santa

Queridos y queridas,

pasito a pasito, suave suavecito, seguimos subiendo poquito a poquito. Muchas gracias de nuevo por vuestro apoyo; Santa, nieta de Peret ha grabado este vídeo para explicar un poco mejor nuestro crowdfunding. Aunque estamos muy lejos de la meta y necesitamos muchos apoyos, gracias a vosotros no perdemos la fe. Un abrazo, y mucha rumba :)

#02 / Rumbita buena

Nuestro documental estará lleno de música, y estamos seguros de os va a encantar ¡pero aun estamos muy lejos de nuestro objetivo! Así que nos ayudéis para que poco a poco lo vayamos consiguiendo, compartiendo con todos vuestros contactos y adquiriendo vuestras recompensas cuanto antes.

Aquí os dejamos un pequeño ejemplo de rumbita buena, para que veáis lo que estamos haciendo:
YO SOY LA RUMBA

7€
4 backers
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE PREMIERE

Exclusive Online Premiere
+ Acknowledgment in the credits of the documentary
+ Acknowledgment on the documentary website

You can enjoy the documentary before it is released to the public.

9€
1 backer
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE PRE-PREMIER + EXTRA SCENES

Exclusive online pre-release.
+ Acknowledgment in the credits of the documentary
+ Acknowledgment on the documentary website
+ Access to extra scenes not included in the documentary.

You can enjoy the documentary before it is released for the general public, you can also watch some extra scenes exclusively.

(13) SHIPPING CHARGES OUTSIDE OF SPAIN PENINSULAR

If you want us to send you the rewards to the Balearic Islands or the Canary Islands, Europe, America or anywhere in the world, make a contribution to this level of € 13, so that we can face the costs involved in sending your reward.

13€
1 backer
SHIPPING CHARGES OUTSIDE OF SPAIN PENINSULAR

If you want us to send you the rewards to the Balearic Islands or the Canary Islands, Europe, America or anywhere in the world, make a contribution to this level of € 13, so that we can face the costs involved in sending your reward.

15€
5 backers
ONLINE DOWNLOAD OF DOCUMENTARY + EXTRA SCENES

Online download of the documentary
+ Acknowledgment in the credits of the documentary
+ Acknowledgment on the documentary website
+ Access to extra scenes not included in the documentary.

You can download the documentary and make it yours exclusively before it is available to the general public.

20€
2 backers
ONLINE DOWNLOAD OF THE OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK

Online download of the official soundtrack, with a selection of Peret songs included in the documentary.
+ Acknowledgment in the credits and in the web of the documentary
+ Exclusive online pre-release.

25€
4 backers
PRE-PREMIERE IN CINEMA IN BARCELONA

Entry for the pre-release in theaters of the Documentary (in Barcelona)
+ Acknowledgment in the credits and in the web of the documentary
+ Exclusive online pre-release

  • The pre-release will feature an acoustic performance by the group "El legado de Peret" by Daniel Pubill, grandson of Peret.
  • The delivery of materials will be done in person at the premiere.
25€
1 backer
PRE-PREMIERE IN CINEMA IN MADRID

Entry for the pre-release in theaters of the Documentary (in Madrid)
+ Acknowledgment in the credits and in the web of the documentary
+ Exclusive online pre-release

  • The delivery of materials will be done in person at the premiere.
30€
1 backer
CD WITH THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

CD with a selection of Peret songs included in the documentary and original soundtrack.
+ Acknowledgment in the credits and in the web of the documentary
+ Exclusive online pre-release.

*Shipping costs are included for shipments to Spain (peninsula)
*

30€
0 backers
CASSETTE WITH THE MUSIC OF THE DOCUMENTARY

Cassette with a selection of Peret songs included in the documentary.
+ Acknowledgment in the credits and in the web of the documentary
+ Exclusive online pre-release.

Shipping costs are included for shipments to Spain (peninsula)

35€
10 backers
FILM DVD + BAG OR T-SHIRT 'YO SOY LA RUMBA'

+ Long-handled cotton bag or T-shirt with exclusive design (2 models to choose)
+ Acknowledgment in the credits and on the documentary website + Exclusive online pre-release.

  • Shipping costs are included for shipments to Spain (peninsula). *
40€
4 backers
PRE-PREMIERE IN CINEMA IN BARCELONA + PACK "YO SOY LA RUMBA"


Entry for the pre-release in theaters of the Documentary (in Barcelona)
+ Acknowledgment in the credits and in the web of the documentary
+ Exclusive online pre-release
+ Access to extra scenes not included in the documentary
+ Download the documentary online
+ Download B.S.O. of the documentary
+ Poster poster official poster
+ T-shirt or cotton bag with design inspired by some of the Peret discs (2 models to choose)
+ 5 different veneers designs inspired by Peret discs.
+ 5 postcards different designs inspired by Peret discs.

  • The pre-release will feature an acoustic performance by the group "El legado de Peret" by Daniel Pubill, grandson of Peret.
40€
2 backers
PRE-PREMIERE IN CINEMA IN MADRID + PACK "YO SOY LA RUMBA"


Entry for the pre-release in theaters of the Documentary (in Madrid)
+ Acknowledgment in the credits and in the web of the documentary
+ Exclusive online pre-release
+ Access to extra scenes not included in the documentary
+ Download the documentary online
+ Download B.S.O. of the documentary
+ Poster poster official poster
+ T-shirt or cotton bag with design inspired by some of the Peret discs (2 models to choose)
+ 5 different veneers designs inspired by Peret discs.
+ 5 postcards different designs inspired by Peret discs.

  • The pre-release will feature an acoustic performance by the group "El legado de Peret" by Daniel Pubill, grandson of Peret.
  • The delivery of the rewards will be done in person at the premiere.
65€
1 backer
I WANT IT ALL! CD, DVD, CASE, T-SHIRT …


Gratitude in the credits and in the documentary website
+ Exclusive online pre-release
+ Access to extra scenes not included in the documentary
+ Download the documentary online
+ Download B.S.O. of the documentary
+ T-shirt with exclusive design inspired by Peret discs.
+ Cotton bag with design inspired by some of the Peret discs (2 models to choose)
+ 5 different veneers designs inspired by Peret discs.
+ 5 postcards different designs inspired by Peret discs.
+ Movie DVD
+ Cassette B.S.O of the film
+ CD Soundtrack of the movie

  • The shipping costs are included for shipments to Spain (peninsula) *
100€
10 left (of 10)
DRAW OF A GUITAR SIGNED BY PERET + PACK "YO SOY LA RUMBA"




Gratitude in the credits and in the documentary website
+ Exclusive online pre-release
+ Access to extra scenes not included in the documentary
+ Download the documentary online
+ Download B.S.O. of the documentary
+ Number for the draw of a guitar signed by Peret (belonging to the artist's family)
+ T-shirt with exclusive design inspired by Peret discs.
+ Cotton bag with design inspired by some of the Peret discs (2 models to choose)
+ 5 different veneers designs inspired by Peret discs.
+ 5 postcards different designs inspired by Peret discs.
+ Movie DVD
+ Cassette B.S.O of the film
+ CD B.S.O of the movie

  • The shipping costs are included for shipments to Spain (peninsula) *
180€
1 backer
PREMIERE AND PRIVATE PARTY IN BARCELONA




Attendance at the premiere behind closed doors and subsequent private party with the shooting team and the Peret family, in Madrid or Barcelona, ​​and photos in the photocall.
+ 2 tickets for the pre-release in theaters of the Documentary (Madrid or Barcelona)
+ Number for the draw of a guitar signed by Peret.
+ Poster poster official poster
+ Cotton bag with design inspired by some of the Peret discs (2 models to choose)
+ T-shirt with exclusive design inspired by Peret disc designs.
+ DVD of the movie.
+ CD B.S.O. of the movie.
+ Cassette B.S.O. of the movie.
+ 5 different veneers designs inspired by Peret discs.
+ 5 postcards different designs inspired by Peret discs.
+ Download the documentary online
+ Download B.S.O. of the documentary
+ Access to extra scenes not included in the documentary
+ Acknowledgment in the credits and in the web of the documentary
+ Exclusive online pre-release

  • The pre-premiere in Barcelona will feature an acoustic performance by the group "El legado de Peret" by Daniel Pubill, grandson of Peret.
  • Shipping costs are included for shipments to Spain (peninsula)
300€
3 left (of 3)
I ALSO WANT TO APPEAR IN THE DOCUMENTARY!


+ Acknowledgment in the credits and in the web of the documentary
+ Exclusive online pre-release
+ Access to extra scenes not included in the documentary
+ Download the documentary online
+ Download B.S.O. of the documentary
+ Attendance at the premiere behind closed doors and subsequent private party with the shooting team and the Peret family, in Madrid or Barcelona, ​​and photos in the photocall.
+ 2 tickets for the pre-release in theaters of the Documentary (Madrid or Barcelona)
+ Number for the draw of a guitar signed by Peret.
+ Poster poster official poster
+ Cotton bag with design inspired by some of the Peret discs (2 models to choose)
+ T-shirt with exclusive design inspired by Peret disc designs.
+ DVD of the movie.
+ CD B.S.O. of the movie.
+ Cassette B.S.O. of the movie.
+ 5 different veneers designs inspired by Peret discs.
+ 5 postcards different designs inspired by Peret discs.

500€
3 backers
PROFESSIONAL PACK SPONSORS


The logo of my company in the titles of the beginning of the film, and in all the promotional material: poster etc. as a sponsor.
+ Acknowledgment in the credits and in the web of the documentary
+ Exclusive online pre-release
+ Access to extra scenes not included in the documentary
+ Download the documentary online
+ Download B.S.O. of the documentary
+ Attendance at the premiere behind closed doors and subsequent private party with the shooting team and the Peret family, in Madrid or Barcelona, ​​and photos in the photocall.
+ 2 tickets for the pre-release in theaters of the Documentary (Madrid or Barcelona)
+ Number for the draw of a guitar signed by Peret.
+ Poster poster official poster
+ Cotton bag with design inspired by some of the Peret discs (2 models to choose)
+ T-shirt with exclusive design inspired by Peret disc designs.
+ DVD of the movie.
+ CD B.S.O. of the movie.
+ Cassette B.S.O. of the movie.
+ 5 different veneers designs inspired by Peret discs.
+ 5 postcards different designs inspired by Peret discs.

  • The pre-premiere in Barcelona will feature an acoustic performance by the group "El legado de Peret" by Daniel Pubill, grandson of Peret.
  • Shipping costs are included for shipments to Spain (peninsula)
3.000€
5 left (of 5)
Sponsor V.I.P.

Attendance at a dinner V.I.P. in a small group in an exclusive place in Mataró, with the company of Santa Salvat (granddaughter of Peret) and Paloma Zapata (director of the film), and the private performance of the group of "rumba pura" by Daniel Pubill (grandson of Peret) ), Besides:

  • Acknowledgment in the credits and in the web of the documentary
  • Link to exclusive online pre-release
  • Access to extra scenes not included in the documentary
  • Download the documentary online
  • Download B.S.O. of the documentary
  • 2 double tickets for the pre-release in theaters of the Documentary.
  • Assistance to private party after the pre-release with the shooting team and the Peret family, in Madrid or Barcelona, ​​and photos in the photocall.
  • Number for the draw of a guitar signed by Peret.
  • Poster poster official poster
  • Cotton bag with design inspired by some of the Peret discs (2 models to choose)
  • T-shirt with exclusive design inspired by Peret disc designs.
  • DVD of the movie.
  • CD B.S.O. of the movie.
  • Cassette B.S.O. of the movie.
  • 5 different veneers designs inspired by Peret discs.
  • 5 postcards different designs inspired by Peret discs.

  • The pre-premiere in Barcelona will feature an acoustic performance by the group "El legado de Peret" by Daniel Pubill, grandson of Peret.

  • Shipping costs are included for shipments to Spain (peninsula)

15.000€
0 backers
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Associated producer of the documentary.

Cookies help us to offer our services. Continuing to browse entails acceptance of their use.