Synopses & Reviews
Beautifully evocative of the music, people, and culture of one of the most fascinating countries in the world, this book is essential reading for Cuba's growing band of supporters and visitors. A travelogue detailing two separate missions for musician and writer Rupert Mould, this explores some of the biggest names in Cuban music while seeking out an increased personal understanding of two of Cuba's most influential revolutionaries, Ernesto Che Guevara and Jose Marti. In the course of this book much of the essential character of Cuba, her people, her music, and history are sensitively portrayed.
"It's clear that Mould feels an instant emotional link with the island and its citizens who, despite forty-odd years of American aggression and embargoes that affect every Cuban every day, are painted as proud and (largely) very welcoming people. For a study of humanity that's both poetic and polemical, you should read it." -Nige Tassel, Venue magazine
About the Author
Rupert Mould is the driving force behind Up, Bustle, and Out, a Bristol-based collective of DJs, musicians, and singers. He lives in Bristol, England.