I know a few who miss Alfredito Rodriguez with all the strength of their hearts. Like it or not, Alfredito was an extremely popular singer. He had as many admirers as detractors. When he left Cuba many suffered it and others were glad.
“Fortunately we will never see him again on TV,” a friend said. “So good his programs were!!!”, a neighbor said. To me, frankly, I did not care. But since I got the famous digital TV box I have access to the new music channel, Clave. And it’s been twice that I tuned it and I find Alfredito in the concert presentation of his album I’m the forbidden.
Considering that he never again appeared on national channels, two things may be happening: that those responsible for Clave are rendered admirers of the singer (able to challenge “censorship”), or soon they will raise the tacit prohibition and Alfredito to sing again for Cubans, for all channels in all stations.
To my friend will be a punishment. For my neighbor, a happy reunion. And I will continue to do the same.