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We need to exchange blood…I’m not the star, I’m not a god! I’m just a person! Cuba is a country of 11 million people! We have to be out! The people have to see us!” – Daymé Arocena to NPR Music at SXSW, listen to the full interview HERE.

Tonight is night 2 of 3 of Afro-Cuban soul songstress Daymé Arocena‘s NYC debut at Subrosa. Don’t miss these special nights brought to you by the Afro-Latino Festival of New York. She’s also on tour this month and into next in Los Angeles and Oakland!

The New York Times also selected the shows for it’s top Cuban picks in NYC in light of President Obama visiting Cuba right now. Tickets are HERE.

[EDIT] Some more coverage:

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[REVIEW] A Cosmopolitan Vibe With an Earthy Tone via NYTimes
[INTERVIEW] Why Music Can Mend US-Cuba Relations via Remezcla
[REVIEW] Dayme Arocena, Cuba’s Nueva Ola Afro-Caribbean via Afropop
[REVIEW] Dayme Arocena Leaves Stellar First Impression on NYC via Dubera
[REVIEW] Wows at Afrolatino Festival of NY Fundraiser via Sounds And Colours

Who feels them winds of change?