Not a novel of politics, not a history of Cuban music, not an autobiography, but an anecdotal and musical journey of a soul, “a Cuban, an exile, a Cuban-American” liberated by and with the music. A double album compilation is featured with this special edition of With a Cuban song in the heart which includes both the English and Spanish versions of the text.
The guano roofs of the huts creaked as if complaining about the daily curse—salazón…. We were going to raid the boat Relámpago II to escape Cuba for Jamaica…. The ground burned under our feet and the solar fury of that latitude called tropic of Cancer punished rocks and reef…. Almost the entire landscape melted under the onslaught of the sun, and that was my biggest concern: that the records my sister and I had hidden inside two towels under a straw hat would melt too. This was the only treasure we took away from Cuba.
— Iván Acosta, from With a Cuban song in the heart
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Author Talk & Reception @ WDNA 88.9 FM Public Radio Miami
Friday, July 28, 2017 7:30 p.m.
WDNA Jazz Gallery
Opening and Closing the Miami Celebrations:
Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 p.m.: Iván Acosta joins host
Viviam Lopez on "Cubaneando" WDNA.
Monday, July 31, 9:00 p.m.: CNN Español "Camilo" welcomes special guest Iván Acosta.
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ISBN: 978-0-9829198-8-0 vinyl LP edition
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