Listen to tributes to the late Cuban leader in song.
At the news of Fidel Castro’s death, singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez posted a blog post that said simply, “ETERNAL GLORY FOR FIDEL.” Rodríguez, the artist who is most closely identified with the Cuban Revolution around the world, is one of many who has honored the Revolution and the man who came to power in 1959. Here are seven musical tributes to Fidel Castro varying in style from folk, Afro-Cuban, salsa and rap, and recorded, variously, from the '60s to this year.
“Un Hombre Que Sueña”
Cuban salsa artists including Arnaldo Rodríguez, Mayito Rivera, Laritza Bacallao, Waldo Mendoza, Lena de la Torre and Dayany Gutiérrez participated in this tribute to Fidel in honor of his 90th birthday earlier this year.