$he can't drink coffee anymore. It's Fidel'$ fault, you $ee. $he doesn't like Fidel...Che? Well, that'$ another $tory
In an interview promoting her CD "90 Milla$", Gloria talks about her Cuban, err I mean, her Latina root$ and Cuban Mu$ic.
According to the interviewer, Pablo Calvi, the interview went $omething like thi$:
Blah... Ca$tro... Blah... Ca$tro... Blah.. Ca$tro... Me... Ca$tro... Me.. Ca$tro... Me... Ca$tro... Blah.. Ca$tro... Ca$tro... Blah.. Blah... Emilio... Blah... Blah... Blah... Ca$tro...
In 20 minutes of conversation, Gloria Estefan has mentioned Fidel Castro's name 17 times.
You know, Fidel took away some things from Cuba, but our music is something we treasure," she says.
In my neighborhood, Marianao, that mean$ :
"We have neglected it for a long time, and we even needed an American like the guy from Buena Vista Social Club [Ry Cooder], to tell us how amazing our music is."
"Fidel $tole everything, but we can still play mu$ic in Miami, call it Cuban Mu$ic and make money off of it"
"For the longe$t time, we didn't realize we could make $some ca$h from it, but then we $aw $ome american guy make big buck$ by exploiting $ome ancient Cuban mu$sicians in the Buena Vi$ta $ocial Club, and we $aid, "Hell, we can do that!"
That'$ how "90 milla$" came about.