Music Bridges Over
Troubled Water

Havana, March 21-29,1999.

1998 UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNER

RUTH MERRY'S "MUSIC BRIDGES" DIARY

Read how Ruth Merry (from London) almost wet her pants upon seeing the tyrant Fidel Castro who she described as:

After the concert, we all went to the Presidential Palace to individually shake hands with Fidel Castro! Never mind Bonnie Raitt or Montell Jordan, I said FIDEL CASTRO!! Standing in the queue to see 'da man', I was suddenly hit by the relative nature of fame. Here were all these huge stars, quaking with anticipation.

Andy Summers stood next to me with his copy of Castro's 'History Will Absolve Me', nervously contemplating asking Castro to sign it - which he did. When a Cuban lady suddenly appeared at my side, hacking her way through the ornamental shrubbery looking somewhat hysterical and on some sort of mission, I lost any composure I might have had before, and degenerated into a heap of nervous giggling for the rest of the evening!


Castro Hates Music, But Uses Cuban Music to Push His Dirty Politics . . . With a Little Help!

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