11 April 2007

Police to Play Police State?


THE Police has been invited to play a concert in the Hemisphere's Only Police State.



The Police Invited to Play Cuba

The Police may be giving their Cuban fans a free show this Christmas.

The super rock group, which recently reunited for a sell-out world tour, has received an invitation from the Cuban government to perform there in December.

Sting and his wife Trudie Styler were in Cuba in December of last year. Sting started his Havana vacation staying in a comfortable Havana Hotel, offering the apartheid tourist experience,


but quickly moved to more intimate accommodations. Immediately, musicians started showing up every night, sources said, wanting to meet and jam with Sting.

"They were overwhelmed by the Cuban culture and the arts and the musicality," a source said.
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"The people were very generous to them with their time."
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If the Concert goes through, I certainly hope that Sting says something like:


".....And this one goes out to all Cubans from their Comandante"


and then breaks out into "I'll be Watching You"
Lori:
Killcastro's original report of Sting in Havana.
Black Sheep of Exile's post on Police Concert

11 comments:

Charlie Bravo said...

maybe if he says that the public is gonna send him a message in a bottle, hundred million bottles landing on their heads, I am afraid...

El Gusano said...

hahaha come on ,that would be a dig to castro. I hope this happens. the cuban people will love it.

Charlie Bravo said...

By the way, you've been linked at blacksheepofexile.blogspot.com....

Tomás Estrada-Palma said...

Even better Sting might say, "All right everybody...grab the nearest cop and arrest them." Then maybe beat them until they give up Raul's present location and go get him. What a great show!

Charlie Bravo said...

Our sources reported that Sting was not happy with what he saw or heard. He was very kind with the rockers, to whom he gave at least some strings, some supplies, and tons of moral support. So, maybe we are gonna witness the breakdown of the Wall of the Caribbean.... through the music that once was forbidden in Cuba!

Tomás Estrada-Palma said...

Certainly the mob will have to coagulate around something.

Val Prieto said...

When I saw him visiting Cuba a few months back, I knew it was only a matter of time before the announcement that they would play in Cuba would be made.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Bravo,
I hope you're right and what you heard was true. I hope Sting was VERY upset with what he saw and heard. Hopefully he does something with the information and brakes from the BLIND-R-US Hollywood Crew.

Lori

Charlie Bravo said...

Hi Lori, our sources in Cuba actually saw him upclose and they reported at the time that Sting snubbed the party honchos and the culture bureaucrats, while favouring the musicians (rockers, trobadours, and Afro-Cuban percussionists, specially) He was in talks with poets (the ones that don't get published by the government) and he got a bunch of manuscripts from them, and demos from the musicians, he took classes of Afro-Cuban dance, and some informal drumming classes and he was seen all over Havana buying art, eating at paladares and taking photographs with a professional grade machine.
We touched onto this a while back at KillCastro, and we certainly hope that in a trip back to Cuba he would keep this contacts alive. I think that his presence in Cuba was of great significance for the humble musicians who put out work of world class quality, all while being under a brutal dictatorship.
For more on contemporary Cuban music besides visiting KillCastro.com/blog and blacksheepofexile.blogspot.com, you might want to visit cubanmercenary.blogspot.com, the work of a Cuban kid who arrived very recently in Miami and who started his blog Rock Cubano while he was still in Cuba.

Charlie Bravo said...

Thanks Gusano, for the links....
Actually, I got an e-mail last night from Cuba saying that they are very happy to hear that Sting's going back, this time around with the band. Apparently, he found a way to communicate the news to them directly. Which is the greatest thing I ever heard from someone in the entertainment business, if you know what I mean!

Anonymous said...

I still Love the Police, whatever they do. They rock!