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Has anyone noticed an increase in Cuban music on radio?

Post by Ninerism » 08-06-2006 11:41 AM

Pirates, within the last week, have any of you noticed an increase in Cuban music being played on radio stations, including NPR?

Just wondering what's up.

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Post by joequinn » 08-06-2006 11:50 AM

Have you people noticed just how ready for Bay of Pigs II Little Havana in Miami has become? And did you notice Condi's remark that now would be a fine time for the Cuban people to rise up against the Castro regime?

I am certainly no apologist for Fidel Castro, who has committed numerous human rights violations, but the cold fact of the matter is that the Cuban people support him just as firmly in 2006 as they did in 1959 and in 1961. Cuba has one of the very highest literacy rates in the world (higher than America), one of the finest general practice health care systems in the world (much better than America), and one of the lowest AIDS infection rates in the world (much lower than America).

The Cuban people know this, and Little Havana knows this as well! And when Castro finally does die, you will see a Mariel-refugee-exodus in reverse as the Jeb-loving fascist Cubans swarm back to Havana under the protection of massive Amerikan air power (no April of 1961 now!). And then Cuba will be liberated, once again! The mafiosi and the spooks will turn Havana back into the playground of the Caribbean; the Cuban people will be enslaved once more; and in a generation the Cuban people themselves will have forgotten why they had to support Castro back in 1959... :(

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Post by HB3 » 08-06-2006 11:56 AM

Most of Florida is Cuba at this point, isn't it?

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Post by Cherry Kelly » 08-06-2006 12:00 PM

Niner -- no haven't here, but as discussed elsewhere - someone else asked same question -- probably depends on the good ole LOCATION it...

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Post by HB3 » 08-06-2006 12:03 PM

Sounds like NPR's typical attempt at being multicultural -- which, generally, means a diet of Latin jazz at all times.

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Re: Has anyone noticed an increase in Cuban music on radio?

Post by Glamorous » 08-06-2006 04:36 PM

Ninerism wrote: Pirates, within the last week, have any of you noticed an increase in Cuban music being played on radio stations, including NPR?

Just wondering what's up.

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This morning I was listening to NPR, and they had this musician on who was working with a Cuban musician, melding the musical stylings of Ska with traditional Cuban swing.
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Post by HB3 » 08-06-2006 04:48 PM

Ska should be outlawed on penalty of death.

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Post by Glamorous » 08-06-2006 05:43 PM

HB3 wrote: Ska should be outlawed on penalty of death.


That's what Terry Gross said right before he stormed out, calling everyone a bunch a bloody wankers.

Then Terry played Copkilla by Ice-T while going into the break.

Very odd.
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Post by HB3 » 08-06-2006 05:53 PM

I knew she had it in her. That interview with Gene Simmons drove her mad.

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Post by Iris » 08-06-2006 05:58 PM

joequinn wrote: Have you people noticed just how ready for Bay of Pigs II Little Havana in Miami has become? And did you notice Condi's remark that now would be a fine time for the Cuban people to rise up against the Castro regime?
Condi recommending war? What a surprise! :p
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Post by Divinorumus » 08-06-2006 06:07 PM

I expect a simple quiet overnight change in political heart over there, just as what happened to the ussr. Then, they will be open for tourism the following morning. They have a lot to gain here, and I can't imagine they would want to blow that opportunity. And, there are about half a dozen local radio stations HERE that I wouldn't mind seeing replaced with Latin music myself. Imagine, cuban cigars locally available too. Hey, here's a joke: What do you get when you play country music backwards?

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Post by joequinn » 08-06-2006 06:22 PM

Little Havana made it quite clear to Big Havana, back in 1963 when exiled Cuban nationals played their part in offing "commie appeaser" JFK, what would happen to Cuba the moment that the exiles got home after Castro's death. I hope that the Cuban people defend their land and their revolution --- their desperately needed and historically justified revolution --- from the onslaught that faces them.

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Post by racehorse » 08-06-2006 07:41 PM

joequinn wrote:
I hope that the Cuban people defend their land and their revolution --- their desperately needed and historically justified revolution --- from the onslaught that faces them.


Most Cubans rightly look forward to the day that the evil regime that rules and oppresses them is overthrown or collapses!
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Post by Corvid » 08-06-2006 07:46 PM

racehorse wrote: Most Cubans rightly look forward to the day that the evil regime that rules and oppresses them is overthrown or collapses!


..........and YOU know this how exactly?

Do YOU really think that the Cuban people want the US propped stooge batista back?

What makes YOU presume to know what the Cuban people want.

OH... I forgot... YOU are a white christian whose manifest destiny is to "guide" all those backward brown people.

Good luck!

..and have a nice day. :)
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Post by Glamorous » 08-06-2006 09:51 PM

Gee I guess you could look at the plethora of political prisoners in Cuba, or you could look at the immense immigration America recieves from Cuba,(1.2 miilion from 1959-1993) you could also look at all the athletes that defect from Cuba every year.

Where do you want to start Corvid.

Or maybe you like to live in a country where the higher estimates of purposeful death against the citizens of Cuba, by Castro's government is 141,000.

You might want to research "stuff" so it doesn't sound like you are speaking from an empty bottle.
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