Sometimes art and music can accomplish things in a way words cannot. Proof can be found in a sentimental jazz journey from New York to Havana. Grammy-award winning pianist Arturo O’Farrill is the son of legendary Cuban musician Chico O’Farrill – who in the 1940’s and 50’s brought Afro-Cuban jazz to the United States.
His father never returned to Cuba after the revolution in 1959. But now that President Obama has eased restrictions on cultural exchanges between the two countries, his son Arturo has become a regular visitor, trying to rebuild bridges between Cuba and American jazz.
Our correspondent in Havana, Michael Voss, met up with Arturo O’Farrill on his most recent visit and got a backstage pass to his band’s jam.
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