Show Notes: It was a sad week for world music fans, and
especially for Cubans. Tuesday marked the passing of Compay
Segundo (born Máximo Francisco
Repilado Muñoz) and Wednesday we lost salsa diva
Celia Cruz. Also, master valiha player Sylvestre
Randafison from Madagascar (who was an artist in residence
at the University of Washington in the early 1990s) passed on
this week. On the positive side, today is the 85th birthday of
Nelson Mandela, still an outspoken advocate of
justice and peace.
# Our cover song of the week was a hiphop adaptation
of Compay Segundo's famous "Chan Chan" by the Paris-based
Cuban group Orishas.