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Quote of the day

The late, great Cuban jazz virtuoso, Bebo Valdes, on returning to a Cuba under the Castro yoke of tyranny (via Capitol Hill Cubans):

"I will not return to Cuba because I don't support dictatorships."

2 comments to Quote of the day

  • Rayarena

    I'm not trying to point a finger of blame-by-association at anyone, just trying to clarify something, doesn't his son Chucho live in Cuba where he's an "official artist?"

  • asombra

    Well, principles and integrity are not necessarily hereditary.