Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wynton Marsalis on "60 Minutes"

Wynton started off in The Rumba Palace in Cuba. Allan Jackson referred to drums as musical DNA. There was a solo by Ted Nash; Nash is the bands flipcam photographer. Marsalis stopped for a cafe cubano, and talked about taking chances. Nash talked about getting re-charged by the energy of the people. Carlos Enriquez initially from the South Bronx, had been interviewed by 60 Minues in 1994. Look out for Carlito. The elephant in the room, politics, came up. There are 50 US State Dept. employees in Cuba. Cultural diplomacy, no rhetoric allowed. Marsalis visited the National School of Music. Music transcends politics. Marsalis: We speak to the human soul.

See also previous story on CBS Sunday Morning:


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