Text by Ned Sublette from his newsletter nedslist, March 27, 2015
A quick music diary . . .
Saturday: Pedro Luis Ferrer
Sunday: Emilio Morales y Los Nuevo Amigos at La Zorra y El Cuervo
Monday: Harold López-Nussa
Tuesday: a triple play: the peña (regularly scheduled gig) of Pancho Amat at the Museo Nacional de la Música; Havana d’Primera at Casa de la Música Miramar; Aldo López-Gavilán
Wednesday: Roberto Carcassés y Interactivo at Bertolt Brecht
Thursday: Pupy Y Los Que Son, Son at Casa de la Música Galeano . . .
Tonight: Van Van at the Capri . . .
Tomorrow: Reguetón . . .
My overriding impression is that Cuba is in better shape than I’ve seen it, in terms of material conditions at least. People have more access to money and goods. There are more opportunities to monetize skills, and there is momentum and hope. There are fewer people pestering you in the street.