What is interesting in this is the exchange of music that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba, I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another.
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The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody...
So that when I came from Panama... my family was exiled in 1973 and they...
And music was a very important part of our lives. The radio was on all...
People are a lot smarter than anyone gives them credit for being.
So I went to Miami in '74 with my family and while I was there...
We had something to say. Whenever we played, people didn't dance, they listened.
So that when I came to New York again, it was, I'm not too sure...
Anywhere you had a commerce center, you had a lot of music.
And, he'd seen me in Panama, and he talked about maybe doing something in New...
So that in 1974, when I graduated as a lawyer, I figured I'm not going...
A lot of times you're just conditioned by what's around you.
I didn't do drugs, I never did do drugs. Never. I don't have any story...
Yes, I was going to law school and it was closed in '69.
What I do not accept is the fact that so many people's talents were ripped...
But, when I was about thirteen, I began to sort of sing in my neighborhood.
I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.
There was no television, so the radio provided you with everything.
So everything that ever happened, we knew about in Panama.
Every band had their own distinctive sound, but it was pretty much dancing music and...
I decided we should book ourselves, so I started booking the band.