NPR : Ska Cubano: A Parallel Musical Universe

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Ska Cubano: A Parallel Musical Universe

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Singers Natty Bo, left, and Beny Billy of Ska Cubano help merge Jamaican ska and Cuban mambo and son.

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Weekend Edition Sunday, August 6, 2006 · Once upon a time, musical traditions mingled freely in the Caribbean. But after the Cuban revolution in 1959, Cuba’s music became more isolated. The band Ska Cubano creates one kind of music that might have been if the revolution had never happened.

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