For decades, Carlos Varela has dolled out incisive criticism of the Cuban government. On our recent visit to Havana, he sang a song he says reflects the mood of the country at this historic moment.
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The Pacific Northwest's newest music festival, Treefort, has finally found its footing. In its fourth year it's attracted a few hundred bands, and at the same time, given Idaho something else to be known for other than potatoes.
The musicians who live in countries along the Nile rarely got to meet — until the Nile Project came along. Now they learn from each other, make records together and are currently touring the U.S.
This lakeside town of Montreux just hosted talks on Iran's nuclear program. But music fans know it for its rich musical heritage, including a starring role in "Smoke On The Water."