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SPOTLIGHT Cuba
Cuban rhythms static, but not stale

Whether you consider the tiny island nation a relic of a failed ideology or the last outpost of a noble ideal, Cuba is always a magnet for political debate. But its musical heritage, preserved almost as if dropped in aspic, survives and even thrives on a wealth of cultural influences. Curious for more? Watch the WorldBeat premiere for the full report -- check the CNN and CNNI program schedules for air times.


 
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