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Cuban cover band teases Stones fans before concert

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 01:04

Cuban cover band performs outdoor tribute concert to Rolling Stones, days ahead of the legendary rock band's unprecedented free performance in Havana. Edward Baran reports.

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Very soon the sound of the Rolling Stones will echo around Havana. But until the real thing play on Friday, music lovers are making do with Cuban cover band Los Kent. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CUBAN JEITEL RODRIGUEZ SAYING: "Los Kent are a legend in Cuba but the Rolling Stones is the return of the gods. They are gods." The Stones added a free show in Cuba to the end of their Latin American tour, becoming the first major international rock stars to play in the country. The show's been delayed by five days because of the coincidental arrival of another foreign visitor -- US President Barack Obama. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROLLING STONES TOUR MANAGER, DALE SKJERSETH, SAYING: "We should have been before him. (LAUGHTER) He is our opening act. (LAUGHTER)" The scale of the show is unprecedented for Cuba. The Stones have brought in 61 shipping containers with 500 tonnes of equipment including the stage, lights and video screens.

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Cuban cover band teases Stones fans before concert

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 01:04