09/13/13 - ABC News - Havana Abuzz Over Singer's Bold Concert Lyrics
A Cuban singer's unusually bold lyrics at a nationally televised concert
are the talk of Havana.
Robertico Carcasses performed late Thursday at a concert organized to
demand the return of several Cuban agents imprisoned in the United States.
Carcasses also sang of his wish for more freedom of information, direct
presidential elections and an end to a "self-blockade" in Cuba.
Artists, writers and musicians have long enjoyed certain flexibility to
speak critically about the island's Communist system.
But Carcasses' language was unusually blunt, especially on such a
Sixty-eight-year-old Diego Ferran caught the performance on TV and said
Friday he could hardly believe his ears. Ferran said Carcasses was "right
in everything he said."
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