Deep Cover: Notes from the Cuban Classical Underground

The third episode of the CDA podcast is out, and ready for your perusal. You can find a heap of info about it after the jump, including composer names, sources and credits. To stream, hit this player:

In December 2014, President Obama announced a historic ‘thaw’ between the US and Cuba.

For far too long Cuba and its classical music have been somewhat of a mystery — rarely concertized, seldom broadcast. It’s time that changed.

On the latest podcast from Classical Dark Arts: it’s deep-cover, top-secret Cuban classical music, declassified for much of the general public for the first time.

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>> The cast, in order of appearance:

Esteban Salas (1725-1803) — Toquen Presto a Fuego; Come as One, Carolers; Unos Pastores.

Manuell Saumell (1818-1870) — La Suavecita; La Niña Bonita; Contradanzas.

Amadeo Roldán y Gardes (1900-1938) — Ritmicas Cinco y Seis; La Rebambaramba.

George Gershwin (1898-1937) — Cuban Overture.

Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963) — Malagueña; Rapsodia Negra; Cuban Rhapsody.

Tania León (1943-present) — Abanico; Indígena; Batéy.

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>> The crew:

Will Roseliep (1981-present) — host, boards, rights clearances, snack runs.

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5 thoughts on “Deep Cover: Notes from the Cuban Classical Underground

  1. I tune into the CDA podcast because I thought it was a really cool idea when I was your intern and still think it’s fabulous a year later. Really enjoyed this episode in particular. Cheers my friend! May you sip on many more Cuba Libre’s this summer!

  2. I thought the CDA podcast was genius when I was your intern and am still casually tuning in here and there on year later. I particularly enjoyed this episode. Cheers my friend! May you sip many more Cuba Libre’s this summer! — Devin

    1. dubuquecello

      Thanks for the kind words! And thanks so much for listening, Devin. You should stop by WGBH sometime soon! Would love to hear what you’re up to these days.

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