I quickly posted the record on this blog and it soon caught the attention of Ricardo Bekema, who fronts Estudiantina Ensemble, quite possibly, the only group continuing the Cuban Estudiantina style outside of the island today.
He contacted me expressing his excitement to finally hear the record he had only known about in discographies. He likened it to discovering "King Solomon's mines."
That correspondence took place over four years ago.
Just this week, I received a file featuring his ensemble performing one of the songs from that 78...Mi Nena.
They have done an excellent job in resurrecting a song from old grooves and breathing new life into it.
Hear for yourself...
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