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Singer Raul Malo performs “Siboney” with Eliades Ochoa’s band. Ochoa is best known for his work in the Grammy-winning Cuban ensemble Buena Vista Social Club. GREAT PERFORMANCES and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES present Havana Time Machine on Friday October 6 at 9PM on PBS. Singer Raul Malo of The Mavericks explores his Cuban heritage in this breakthrough performance documentary. Eliades Ochoa, Ivette Cepeda, Roberto Fonseca, and the Sweet Lizzy Project join the music star in an historical and musical journey through present-day Cuba.

TRANSCRIPT

NARRATOR: I'm here in Old Havana to meet my friend Eliades Ochoa of el Cuarteto Patria in the Bueno Vista Social Club.

He's today's finest performer of son montuno, mountain song, Cuba's traditional country music.

Its rhythms are integrated in Cuban life as the waves beating on her shores.

RAUL MALO (singing) Siboney, yo te quiero, yo me muero, por tu amor Siboney, en tu boca, la miel puso su dulzor.

NARRATOR: I'm here in Old Havana to meet my friend Eliades Ochoa of el Cuarteto Patria in the Bueno Vista Social Club.

Ven a mi que te quiero y que todo tesoro eres tu para mi Siboney, al arrullo de la palma, pienso en ti.

Siboney de mis suenos te espero con ansia en mi caney, Porque tu eres el sueno de mi amor, Siboney Siboney de mis suenos te espero con ansia en mi caney, Porque tu eres el sueno de mi amor, Siboney Oye el eco de mi canto de cristal.

No se pierda por entre el rudo Manigual.

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