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Compay Segundo: Lo Mejor de la vida

Never underestimate the power of a hit. The truism hits home in the saga of Campany Segundo, the legendary Cuban son musician who was living a fairly quiet life in Havana until Ry Cooder showed up a couple of years back to get veterans on tape. The resulting album, Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit), released in the states in 1997, is one of the bonafide world music sensations of recent years, and Segundo already had his reputation secured by the time he hit New York City earlier this year.

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