Cuban Music History, Part 3

Cuban Music History, Part 3

This is part three of a series on Cuban music. Part one can be found here. Click here for part two. It was recently announced that Sony Music International struck a deal with EGREM (Empresa de Grabaciones y Ediciones Musicales) to release decades of state-owned Cuban recordings. It’s the largest catalog of its kind, dating … Read more

Cuban Music History, Part 1

Cuban Music History, Part 1

The streets of Havana breathe music…drum beats and guitar strums, the very rhythm of the city – and the country’s day-to-day life. And for good reason: its cultural significance is a historical one. Cuba is often credited with having the greatest influence on the Latin Music we know and listen to today. But where did … Read more

Salsa: A Brief History

Salsa: A Brief History

by Eileen Torres Salsa is a tropical music whose roots are in Africa. The enslaved people from Africa brought their drumming traditions to their new locations. That particular tradition was prohibited, in the United States. We were afraid the drums would communicate plans to revolt, escape. Cuba however did not impose those restrictions. The African rhythms … Read more

Limited Access to Cuba but it is a Start for U.S. Businesses

Limited Access to Cuba but it is a Start for U.S. Businesses

by Doreen Edelman, a shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Donelson and co-leader of the Firm’s Global Business Team.  This article was originally published in Baker Donelson’s “Export Compliance Matters” blog. As you know there are ongoing changes to the Cuba export regulations.  President Obama announced the reopening of the U.S. embassy in Havana … Read more