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Sunday, 30 November 2008

No News Music

Sadly I have no further news yet about either Kambakhsh or Kamangir, the Afghan and Iranian-Kurdish prisoners. While we wait for news good or bad, here's some music you should listen to.

The most famous album to come out of Cuba is ofcourse the multi-platinum recording of the Buena Vista Social Club. What many people don't know is that some of these "timeless classics" are not old songs with unknown origin, they are the creations of Guillermo Portabales, a singer and musician whose compositions more or less created this style of music. Ironically the musician who was responsible for the creation of Communist Cuba's finest export product actually fled the country when the revolutionaries were taking over. So it goes...

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