For advice and insight, sometimes
unexpected but always welcome - to Barbara Dane, Diana Cohn, Nelson
Valdés, Charmagne Andrews, George Rivera, Andrea Panaritis, and Tony
For ongoing support - to Listener
Supported Public Radio KUNM 89.9 FM, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
For partial funding assistance - to
the Christopher Reynolds Foundation and the Arca Foundation, and for
administrative support to the Institute for Regional Education.
For site design - to Jerry "Eeyo"
Thompson of JET Creative.
For important help in Cuba - to Tomás
Misas and Victoria Peñalver of the Cuban Music Institute, Jesus Gómez
Cairo and the Staff of the National Music Museum, Fernando García
and the Department of International Relations of the Communist Party
of Cuba, Susan Jackson, Victoria Caridad Martínez and the staff of
La Casa de La Trova "Pepe Sánchez," Ana María Barrera and César Castellanos
of the Centro Provincial de la Música "Miguel Matamoros," Jorge Ruiz
Miyares of Radio Habana Cuba, Eva, Élio and the Gómez family, to Alina
Afón Correoso for her dedication to her art and her love of bolero,
to Pablo Menéndez, Adria Santana, Osamu, Maurito and his pet dog Lucky
for putting me up and putting up with me, to Manuel Ortíz and family,
and to Deborah Figueredo.
For participating directly in this
project - to Rafael Quiñones, Luis de la Cruz, Frank Delgado, Lourdes
Tamayo, Jorge Ruiz Miyares, Ele Valdés, Pablo Herrera, Octavio Rodríguez,
Roberto Sánchez Vigñot and El Ballet Folklórico Cutumba, Zoe Fuentes,
Roberto Carcassés, Roberto Carcassés, Jr., Carlos Alfonso, Ruso, Nicolás
Corrales Larduet and Quinteto Oriente, Obsesión and Mezcla.
And finally, to those who introduced
me to Cuba in the first place and were helpful with various aspects
of this project - Teresa Walsh, Richard Moore, Eduardo Aguiar, Michele
Frank and Juan Vera. Thank you!