Chucho Valdes Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes { CHOO-choh val-DEZ } is known worldwide for his special brand of jazz laced with Cuban and African rhythms. Reporter Reese Erlich { UR-lick } visited Valdes at his home in Havana and prepared a profile. Valdes' latest cd is "Religion of the Congo" (Blue Note 7243 4 98917 2 2).
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Chucho Valdes

Chucho Valdes

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Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes { CHOO-choh val-DEZ } is known worldwide for his special brand of jazz laced with Cuban and African rhythms. Reporter Reese Erlich { UR-lick } visited Valdes at his home in Havana and prepared a profile. Valdes' latest cd is "Religion of the Congo" (Blue Note 7243 4 98917 2 2).