United Nations – When Africans were brought centuries ago to Cuba to work on the sugar plantations, they also brought their cultural traditions including their music and instruments. When they arrived on the island, they embraced the tempo of the indigenous population and mixed it with their own African beat. Now young people are keeping the music of the enslaved alive in their own creations.
UN in Action: Episode #1539
Script (Pdf): www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1539escript.pdf