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#1 Posted on 27.4.04 1610.14
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This is pretty infuriating. And the really sad part is, they're an amazing band.

http://www.rosebudus.com/cubanismo/

And a brief from the Boston Globe

US blocks Cubans' tour

íCubanismo! 2004 US Tour Cancelled - Visas Denied
March 29, 2004

The Rosebud Agency has just learned that The American Embassy today refused all visa applications for all members of íCubanismo!. It is with great regret that we must inform their US fans that their entire tour of the United States has been cancelled.

Despite the current political climate, as well as The State Department's policy statement last February concerning musicians who have received salary from the Cuban Government, this news comes as a great shock to all concerned. NO Cubanismo musician has ever received salary from the Cuban Government. Since the group's first tour in 1993, they have never been denied entry to the US. This record of reliability was a matter of great pride for Jesus Alemany and his musicians. We apologize for this inconvenience to the band's fans and we sincerely hope that a new policy in the future will place greater importance on cultural exchange than on political concerns and that íCubanismo! will be able to return to the United States as soon as possible.
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#2 Posted on 27.4.04 1811.14
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That's more than a touch silly...
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#3 Posted on 27.4.04 2151.19
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Aw, crap...I was hoping this thread meant we'd have stopped the threat of Lou Vega once and for all. Damn. :-)
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#4 Posted on 27.4.04 2321.29
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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    Aw, crap...I was hoping this thread meant we'd have stopped the threat of Lou Vega once and for all. Damn. :-)


Even then, it wouldn't work... he's German. (dejectedly snaps fingers)
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#5 Posted on 28.4.04 0147.39
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Tito Puente is no doubt composing a fiery mambo about this as we speak.
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