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Buena Vista Social Twins

Anga Díaz was a member of Buena Vista Social Club, and, if that wasn’t enough, he’s only gone and had some musical twins. Said twins are now nineteen years old and signed to XL Recordings last year. 44 more words

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Band of Brothers

Have you ever imagined meeting your hero? How did it go? Did you both really hit it off, discover some obscure shared event from your past and end the meeting vowing your loyalty to the other in a hushed and sombre blood brother ceremony? 937 more words

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El Carretero

Por el camino del sitio del mío un carretero alegre pasó

Chapea el monte, cultiva el llano, recoge el fruto de tu sudor

Chapea el monte, cultiva el llano, recoge el fruto de tu sudor 13 more words

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Tiempo Libre brings a Cuban twist to J.S. Bach

In 1995, life in Cuba was really getting to Jorge Gomez.

“We didn’t have food or money or electricity. We didn’t have anything. I don’t know how we survived.” It was after the collapse of the Soviet Union, which had underpinned the Cuban economy.

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Buena Vista Social Club Roll Of Honour 2014

I have been reading the Lonely Planet guidebook on Cuba.  Despite the difficulties still experienced by the people of this beleaguered Caribbean island, I still want to visit, such is the attractive force of its fiery romanticism and progressive Socialist spirit, the Revolution still alive despite sustained US aggression, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the vital infrastructural support it offered to Cuba, and international cynicism.   228 more words

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