First Published in DelawareLiberal on December 19, 2014 by ProgressivePopulist
President Obama has pulled another one out of his hat ! Thawing of
our relations with the Cuban people. Great work, Mr. President.
I hope this means not just "education" trips to Cuba, or trips to
Mexico to get Cuban cigars, or limited cultural exchange. Let it
explode and bring on their great music....lots of it. This may be their
most wonderful export.
I for one am hunting for the CD I have
somewhere featuring some of their aging but extraordinary musicians, the
Buena Vista Social Club. But there is so much more, especially the
regional Afro-Cuban music, rumba bands and a joyous collection of other
regional styles that seem to uplift their people from the grim realities
of their political history.
I hope this also means greater
opportunity and improvement for the lives of the wonderful Cuban people
in their homeland. I hope they don't ditch the classic half century
plus old American cars they somehow have managed to get parts for and
President Obama, you never cease to amaze.