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Matanzas, birthplace of rumba and danzon

World Routes, in Cuba Episode 3 of 3

Lucy Duran concludes her 1000-mile road journey in search of Cuba’s musical roots.

Lucy visits Matanzas, the birthplace of two crucial musical styles: rumba and danzon. There she records a session with “Munequitos de Matanzas”, one of Latin America’s biggest cult bands.
She returns to Havana and meets record producer Juan de Marcos Gonzalez who tells her the story of Buena Vista Social Club.

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Sat 5 Apr 2008 15:00

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