ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleTribute to the Cuban Revolution
Broadcast Date2016-07-24
Record Date2016-07-24

Tribute to the start of the Cuban Revolution, and Afro Cuban Music, showcase the music of Chano Pozo.

Interview with Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando, as film director spans over 35 years at ICAIC, the Cuban national film institute. She also heads an independent film-making group, Imágenes del Caribe, based in Havana.

Sam Anderson, the author of "Black holocaust for beginners" and Rosemari Mealy "Fidel and Malcolm X, memories of a meeting.

On July 26, 1953, 135 young revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro boldly assaulted the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba, the country's second-largest military fortress, while two smaller groups led by Abel Santamaría and Raúl Castro targeted important adjacent buildings. Though the Moncada Barracks did not fall, the revolutionary action was highly significant. It signalled the future battles that were to triumph in 1959 when the Cuban people celebrated the defeat of Fulgencio Batista's brutal dictatorship. As Fidel declared later, "Moncada taught us to turn setbacks into victories."