Timothy Storhoff

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Harmony & Normalization: U.S.-Cuban Musical Diplomacy in the Obama Years

Use the links below to access streaming playlists of the music discussed in the book.


OFAC Cuba Resource Center on the U.S. Department of Treasury website
FolkCuba Photos

Chapter 1

Arturo Sandoval and Dizzy Gillespie in 1985 (Clip from A Night in Havana)
Audioslave: Live in Cuba film preview

Chapter 2

Paz Sin Fronteras/Peace Without Borders concert clipsFull Concert
Orishas Performance
Juanes Closing Set
13 Million Voices film trailer
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2010 visit to CubaBehind the Scenes in Cuba Part 1
Behind the Scenes in Cuba Part 2
Live in Cuba album (Google, Spotify, YouTube)
Tania LeónInterview – Composer portrait
Interview – “Alma”
Jay-Z’s response to criticism of his Cuba visit“Open Letter”
CNN Story on Jay-Z controversy
Voices from the HeartVoices from the Heart Cuba fundraising video

Chapter 3

National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba audience Q&A clip

Chapter 4

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz OrchestraCuba: The Conversation Continues album (Google, Spotify, YouTube)

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Give Me Future documentary (available exclusively on Apple Music)
Musicians Across the Straits photos


New York Times documentary on sonic attacks in CubaView on New York Times
Opening performances of the Kennedy Center’s “Artes de Cuba” festivalView on YouTube

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