Cuba’s Violin Shortage

In this Oct. 9, 2014 photo, a student learning the violin listens to his instructor during an exam as his mother watches from behind at the Manuel Saumell music school in Havana, Cuba. Cuba’s dozens of free music schools turn out thousands of skilled young musicians each year, many of whom play imported instruments thatContinue reading “Cuba’s Violin Shortage”

In this Oct. 9, 2014 photo, a student learning the violin listens to his instructor during an exam as his mother watches from behind at the Manuel Saumell music school in Havana, Cuba. Cuba’s dozens of free music schools turn out thousands of skilled young musicians each year, many of whom play imported instruments that can only be repaired and maintained with hard-to-find materials from abroad. Delicate and complex, string instruments are among the hardest to keep in tune. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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