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Saturday, September 5th

Today, our sixth anniversary, we revisit our first post.

One left Cuba after the revolution, the other stayed. Here they play together: pianists—father and son—Bebo and Chucho Valdes.

Friday, September 5th

Today, MCOTD‘s fifth anniversary, we revisit a few early favorites.

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September 5, 2009

One left Cuba after the revolution, the other stayed. Here they play together: pianists—father and son—Bebo (1918-2013) and Chucho (1941-) Valdes.

 

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September 11, 2009

If spirit could be sold, New Orleans would be rich.

Rebirth Brass Band, live, New Orleans, 2009


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September 23, 2009

May, 2012

Nobel-Prize-winning economist devises a way to turn faces—images of them, that is—into marketable commodities: the more expressive the face, the greater the value.

March, 2013

Haiti is named one of the world’s wealthiest countries.

Arcade Fire, “Haiti”


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Without music where would we be?

Thursday, September 5th

Today, our fourth birthday, we revisit our first post.

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One left Cuba after the revolution, the other stayed. Here they play together: pianists—father and son—Bebo and Chucho Valdes.


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taking a break 

I’m taking some time off—back soon.

Wednesday, 5/23/12

sounds of Cuba

Live, Santiago de Cuba, 6/21/10

Saturday, 9/5/09

One left Cuba after the revolution, the other stayed. Here they play together: pianists—father and son—Bebo and Chucho Valdes.

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