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Peter Pan Stole Cuba’s Children and Healing Music of Bobi Céspedes with Mari Marques
Episode 768th February 2023 • LIFE LNXX • Consuelo Crosby
00:00:00 00:45:37

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It's all about Cuba this week, from traumatic history of Cuba's children in the 50's to the soulful healing of it's Afro Latina music.

Mari Marques shares her personal story of being separated from her parents in Cuba, traveling alone, at 7 years old, to the U.S. through the Peter Pan propaganda program. You don't know this history unless you lived it!

Mari's values of lifelong learning led her from political activist to corporate management and ultimately her dream job, after retirement, as manager of iconic Afro Latina singer and songwriter Bobi Céspedes.

Listen to clips of Bobi's music, Mari's stories of the band's journey and where to discover Bobi's song classes based on the Lukumí traditional chants to the Orishas.

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Consuelo is a first gen Peruvian, structural engineer and mother who encourages women, especially women of color, to disregard conformity so their true personalities and talents will make this world a sassy musical rather than a monologue. Viva!

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