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Cuba has a history of independence and cultural pride. In the fifties and thereafter, relations between Cuba and the United States deteriorated to the point of imminent all-out war. Their fraught relations was euphemistically considered a major example, if not a partial cause, of the so-called Cold War.

As a long-standing result, cultural exchanges were discouraged, if not curtailed. Nevertheless, Cuban music survived and, indeed, counter-intuitively thrived for generations.

Lauded composer/vocalist Pablo Milanes is a leading example of Cuban survival and musical excellence. Haydee Milanes, Pablo’s daughter, has created a multi-generational musical extension. 

Her voice is striking and her commitment is unwavering. While she is a respected soloist, here we present her in collaboration with a variety of  noted creatives, all of whom are from a previous generation. Enjoy.




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