Cuba’s Violin Shortage

In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo, damaged violins hang on the wall before being repaired at the Luthier Workshop of Havana, a state-run workshop where craftsmen make and repair violas, cellos and violins in Havana, Cuba. The workshop also lends instruments to musicians who need them for concerts or competitions, and has come to fillContinue reading “Cuba’s Violin Shortage”

In this Oct. 6, 2014 photo, damaged violins hang on the wall before being repaired at the Luthier Workshop of Havana, a state-run workshop where craftsmen make and repair violas, cellos and violins in Havana, Cuba. The workshop also lends instruments to musicians who need them for concerts or competitions, and has come to fill a gap left by the death or emigration of Cuba’s handful of world-class violin repairmen in recent decades, said musicologist Miriam Escudero. “This workshop fills a great need,” she said.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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