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Cuba is not just another country with music.

It’s nothing less than the Mother Ship of Afro-Latin music.

With its habanera, danzon, changüí, son, son montuno, rumba, mambo, cha-cha-cha, timba, and wide variety of Afro-Cuban spiritual musical forms, Cuba has been as important to the music of the world as the United States has been with its blues, jazz, rock … Read more

Can U.S. citizens travel to Cuba legally as individuals?

Interview


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Disclaimer

I am not a lawyer. I am not pretending to be a lawyer. I am not selling, offering or giving away legal advice.

Check everything I say with your own research, common sense, and your own attorney.

Travel journalists and tour companies which charge $300 to $500+ a day for $100 worth … Read more

More with David Amram


David Amram, Pete Seeger and Dizzy Gillespie

Interview


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“Decían que yo no venía y aquí usted me ve” (They said I wasn’t coming and here you see me!)
– Benny More

In 1977, David Amram visited Cuba for his first and only time with Dizzy Gillepsie, Stan Getz, and Earl “Fatha” Hines.

Now 40+ years … Read more

David Amram and Jazz on the Tube head to Cuba


The album that resulted from Amram’s
last trip to Cuba over 40 years ago

Interview


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40 years later David Amram returns to Cuba….

In 1977, the Carter administration gave permission to a group of US jazz musicians to travel to Cuba the first such trip in the fifteen years after the Revolution there.

Dizzy Gillespie, … Read more

Salsa Meets Jazz – Part 8 – Candido

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Cándido de Guerra Camero was born April 21, 1921 in Havana, Cuba, which makes him 96 and half years old (and one day) on the day of this recording.

Cándido is the most recorded conga player in the history of jazz having appeared on well over 1,000 … Read more

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