Out with the Geezers

Englishman Rupert Mould takes Cuban music to new frontiers

“They looked like they just stepped out of New York,” he notes with a chuckle. “The younger ones had gold chains, baseball caps, shorts down to their knees. It was so funny to see.”

Wouldn't that image imply that not all Cuba's younger generation shares its government's avowed resistance to the trappings of American pop culture? Mould turns quiet. The only noise is the crackling of the transatlantic phone line. Then in the downcast voice of a man who's just been told his dog has died, he recapitulates: “There's a certain uniformity sweeping across the world.”

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