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Global Notes: The Cuban salsa of Los Van Van

This week on Global Notes, we look at the staying-power of the Cuban band, Los Van Van. The band was formed in 1969 by Juan Formell. He passed away last year, but while their leader may be gone, the band plays on. Formell once described the music of Los Van Van as a sound with influences from pop, rock, and jazz - from a lot of different sources, but without abandoning his Cuban roots. Los Van Van plays in Chicago this Sunday for the first time since 1997. WBEZ’s Tony Sarabia joins us to talk about the history and sound of this seminal Cuban band. (Photo: Flickr/jennconspiracy)

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