Cuba

Mambo Sinuendo
06.08.2003

The Buena Vista Social Club made history as the top-selling record in world music.  It also put Cuban music on center stage, and sparked a brisk tourist trade to Cuba.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk with Ry Cooder, the mastermind behind Buena Vista Records.  Also, why Fidel Castro is now cracking down on Cuban dissidents.

  1. Ann Louise Bardach on "Cuba Confidential"

    Journalist Ann Louise Bardach is the author of “Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana.”

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  2. Steve Paulson on His Visit to Cuba

    Steve Paulson chats with Jim Fleming about his recent visit to Cuba. Steve was part of a delegation sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Institute of World Affairs.

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  3. Ry Cooder on "Buena Vista Social Club"

    Ry Cooder made history with the record album “Buena Vista Social Club.”  He’s been back to Cuba several times to make music and has a new album called “Mambo Sinuendo.”

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  4. Carlos Eire on "Waiting for Snow in Havana"

    Carlos Eire has written a memoir about the Cuba he remembers. Castro came to power when Carlos was eight.  Eire tells Jim Fleming about his childhood in Cuba and after he was air-lifted to the U.S. His memoir is called “Waiting for Snow in Havana.”

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  5. Raul Galvan on Baseball

    Steve Paulson talks with Raul Galvan, one of the leaders of the delegation, about Cuba’s national sport: baseball.

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