The Radio Repairman Who Started a Movement in Cuban Music
He begged his mother to let him buy the guitar. When she refused, reminding him that it was half of the month’s rent, he wept.
Alexandra Martinez is a Cuban-American writer and editor based in Miami, FL. She covers arts and culture with a focus on the Cuban diaspora. She graduated from Columbia University in 2014 with a Bachelors in Film Studies and has worked on feature-length fiction and documentary post production teams. Including Ken Burns’ “Jackie Robinson” and Frances Negron-Muntaner’s “War for Guam”. Find her at alexandra-martinez.net
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