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Ry Cooder

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Losing a Cuban Treasure: Ibrahim Ferrer

We remember Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, who died Saturday in Havana at age 78 from multiple organ failure. We present an interview with Ry Cooder, who produced the Grammy-winning 1997 album Buena Vista Social Club, of which Ferrer was part.


The Return of the Buena Vista Social Club.

American guitarist and composer Ry Cooder. Cooder produced a new CD by Ibrahim Ferrer (ph), one of the singers with the band. A new documentary film called "Buena Vista Social Club," produced by Cooder, tells the story of these musicians.


Guitarist Ry Cooder.

Guitarist Ry Cooder. In the 60s he collaborated with Taj Mahal, Captain Beefheart, and the Rolling Stones, and became known for his fingerpicking and slide playing. In the 70s he went solo -- putting together ten albums that explored American roots music including blues, vintage jazz, and gospel.

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