Latin Grammy Award advocates musical exchange between Cuba and the United States

Arturo O’Farrill said in Los Angeles, receiving the Latin Grammy Award, the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States also promotes relations between musicians from both countries.

“This measure will facilitate Cuban musicians bring to America and bring Americans to Cuba musicians,” said jazz musician after anar the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album by The Offense of the Drum, with his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, the AP reported.

Born in Mexico and US-based son of Cuban jazz musician Chico O’Farrill, Arturo said he was in Cuba last December, when Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced that relations between the two countries will begin to be regularized.

O’Farrill was on the island venting issues for their next album Cuba: The conversation continued, including Cuban and American musicians. “This is going to promote a new era of understanding cultural relationships we have musically,” he said.

The opening between the US and Cuba, he said, occurs while jazz is increasingly being embraced by more musicians worldwide.

Written by Cuban Radio, Radio Cubana

February 9, 2015

Translated by: Daysi Olano Fernandez

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