About Silvio Rodriguez
Even if you don't understand Spanish, Silvio Rodriguez's songs are starkly beautiful and quietly intense. This Cuban singer's lyrics concentrate on radical politics and matters of the heart in a truly unique fashion. Rather than the Buena Vista Social Club, think of Crosby, Stills & Nash rolled up and stuffed into a Latin Billy Bragg. Like Bragg, Rodriguez personalizes socialist philosophy by whispering about love, and his work can also be enjoyed by the apolitical and the capitalist.