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0 Kool & the Gang Celebrate to Cheering Cuban Fans in Havana

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  • by Kingsley H. Smith
  • 12/22/2009

Kool & the Gang are in the middle of a 4 day tour of Havana, Cuba, treating Cubans to American classic soul at it's best.

Their Saturday, December 19 - Tuesday, December 22, 2009 shows have been authorized by the US government according to Robert "Kool" Bell, despite general travel restrictions by Washington to the communist island.

This is a rare appearance for an American group. The last one was by Los Angeles band Audioslave in 2005.

The next stop on the current is a two-day gig at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida in early January, 2010.

Since many Cuban-Americans in Miami do not like the Cuban government, it will be interesting to see if there is any negative reaction to Kool & the Gang's Florida appearances.

Robert "Kool" Bell says of Kool & the Gang's Cuban trip: "our message is love, understanding and unity. We don't come as politicians, we come as musicians."

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