One night in April 1999, in the EGREM studios in Havana, the Cuban producer Tony Pinelli, along with a group of top island musicians, was breathing life into a traditional disc featuring the queen of country music, Celina Gonzalez, and her son Lazaro Reutilio. Musicians came and went from the studio while Pinelli reflected: "This whole Buena Vista Social Club phenomena is nothing more than opening up the market by going back in time, as much on our side as on the other." He complains, "But to sacrifice the concept of the development of Cuban music just to adapt to the market is a passing phase that we have to get over -- the... More >>>