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World Music: June 2012 Archives

AfroCubism Explained

And Reuben Maan is just the "man" to explain it. Fresh Air's world music columnist joined Mary Ito to talk about the superband that almost never-was. It all began with some of Mali's best musicians...and some of Cuba's. Mix in some passport issues...the Buena Vista Social Club...and a lot of intervening time...and AfroCubism is the result.
Listen audio (runs 6:27) as Reuben explains what happened.
NOTE: Music clearance restrictions prohibit inclusion of music originally contained in this item.
AfroCubism will play a rare concert in Toronto on June 12 as part of the Luminato Festival.
The details are available at the Luminato website