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DJ Betto Arcos Shares Essential Songs From His Travels In Cuba

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DJ Betto Arcos Shares Essential Songs From His Travels In Cuba

DJ Betto Arcos Shares Essential Songs From His Travels In Cuba

DJ Betto Arcos Shares Essential Songs From His Travels In Cuba

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Cuban drummer Yissy García is one of Betto Arcos' travel finds. Larisa López/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cuban drummer Yissy García is one of Betto Arcos' travel finds.

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To prepare for his appearances on weekends on All Things Considered, DJ Betto Arcos travels the world looking for new music to bring back to our studios. This time, he shares several songs from his recent trip to Cuba.

Betto says the island nation might not have been prepared for the massive numbers of American tourists who've visited since the Obama administration announced a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations in 2014. "Yet it's prepared in its vibrancy and its excitement," he says. "And music and food are two elements that are absolutely essential to visiting Cuba."

Hear the conversation at the audio link, and listen to Betto's picks below.

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Pancho Amat
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01Una Vasca En Camaguey

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Pancho Amat

  • Song: Una Vasca En Camaguey
Roly Berrío
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13La Jicotea

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Roly Berrío

  • Song: La Jicotea
Yissy Garcia
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01Te Cogió Lo Que Anda

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Yissy García

  • Song: Te Cogió Lo Que Anda
DJ Jigüe
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01Como La Yema Del Huevo

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DJ Jigüe

  • Song: Como La Yema Del Huevo