AudioSlave band performs in Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 9 May 2005

First concert by US rock group in 40 years

Havana 8 May - About 50,000 Cubans, mostly youngsters, flocked to the Jose Marti anti-imperialist forum in Havana to enjoy a music show performed by the American rock band AudioSlave.

The first show of AudioSlave, the first American band to perform on the island country in over 40 years, started at 9 pm on May 7 at a plaza facing the US Interests Section usually used by Cuban officials to protest American policies.

The band is made up of former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and members of the former hard rock band Rage Against The Machine, whose concert T-shirts featured a famous picture of Che Guevara, one of Cuba's revolutionary leaders.

Guitarist Tom Morello described the band's concert as a historic show aimed at helping break barriers between Cuba and the United States. AudioSlave is on a tour to promote its second album, "Out of exile.".

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