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Music in A Changing Cuba

El Micha

News bulletins from Havana are appearing daily as Obama’s initiative to defang the U.S. embargo moves forward. Ned Sublette, who frequently travels to Cuba, talks with Sean Barlow about the present moment and recent developments. The program features timba from Havana d’Primera and Pupy y Los Que Son, Son; a master mix of reguetón by Chacal y Yakarta; El Micha, and the timeless music of the late Papo Angarica and Haydée Milanés.

Music in a Changing Cuba: Video Feature

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The Golden Age of Cuban Music


The U.S. Embassy in Havana, Gente de Zona, and Cultural Change


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  • elmolestoso

    Great to hear this!

  • Matthew

    Great stuff! What’s the name of the Candyman track?