09/16/13 - Miami Herald - Cuban singer says sanctioned for bold lyrics
HAVANA -- A well-known Cuban singer says he is being punished for going
off message at a nationally televised concert-rally last week.
Robertico Carcasses says in a note published on his band's Facebook page
that he has been barred indefinitely from performing at state-run music
Carcasses sang last week about his desire for direct presidential
elections and more freedom of information. The improvised lyrics came
during a concert organized to demand the return of several Cuban agents
jailed in the United States.
Carcasses says the Culture Ministry told him the next day his performance
was not in line with the purpose of the event, and his words only aided
Reached by phone Monday, he said the Facebook post contained everything he
intended to say publically about the matter.
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