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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque: 21st Century Women

A conversation at the outset of a new era for female jazz musicians and Cuban culture’s global impact

Women of Maqueque, from left: Danae Olano, Celia Jimenez, Daymé Arocena, Jane Bunnett, Magdelys Savigne and Yissy García; violinist and vocalist Elizabeth Rodriguez is not pictured (photo by Emma-Lee Photography)
Women of Maqueque, from left: Danae Olano, Celia Jimenez, Daymé Arocena, Jane Bunnett, Magdelys Savigne and Yissy García; violinist and vocalist Elizabeth Rodriguez is not pictured (photo by Emma-Lee Photography)
Jane Bunnett (photo by Emma-Lee Photography)
Jane Bunnett (photo by Emma-Lee Photography)

Ed. note: This article appeared in JT’s June 2017 issue, and was written prior to important recent developments in U.S.-Cuba relations. 

In July 2015, when President Barack Obama officially re-established diplomatic relations with Cuba, it ended a 54-year political stalemate and commenced a new era of cultural exchange between the island nation and the U.S.

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