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Yo canto en el llano

Yo canto en el llano

Popularized in New York through visits by the influential Trío Matamoros in the 1930s through the 1950s, the Cuban son became a cornerstone in the rise of Latino popular music in the United States. Compay Segundo, a key figure in the evolution of the son, and one of the most revered figures in the history of Cuban popular music, has enjoyed a renewal of fame in recent years through his role in the film and recording The Buena Vista Social Club. Compay Segundo is heard on this track performing with Cuarteto Patria, a group of younger Cuban musicians dedicated to the son tradition.