With a lack of information channels not under the strict supervision of the State other paths also arise to exchange, buy and sell foreign television programs, music and films. In a dizzying variety and quantity.
In addition to the already deceased Celia Cruz, many other artists have been banned for years and years. Among them are the bolero singer Olga Guillot, the saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, and pianist Bebo Valdes.
The El Chupi Chupi video has been nominated for a Lucas Prize, but it was categorized as "horrible" by the president of the Cuban Music Institute. Fans of the composer don't know if he will remain in the competition and the media has almost stopped airing the song.