Image size 10.5” x 15.5” supplied mounted.

My husband Raul’s mother died when he was three and he was adopted by his aunt Juanica and uncle Pedro Speek. Pedro was one of the traditional older musicians of Cuba, having written for Buena Vista Social Club. He always told Raul never to get into music because it would break his heart. When we went to Cuba in 1997, Raul had just made his first CD and he played it to Pedro, who wept. Raul is pictured wiping his tears away.