'Diablo Mambo': Part Cuban, Part Cowboy
Updated: Mar 30, 2021
How can you not like a song called "Liberace Afternoon," played with a Latin beat and sung in pitch-perfect Spanglish? It's from the new CD Diablo Mambo by the band The Cuban Cowboys, a group that mixes Cuban rhythms with rock and punk, and family stories of pre-Castro Havana with post-exile tensions. Guitarist Jorge Navarro is lead singer and songwriter for the band, and he says the song is based on his grandmother.