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Rolling Stones invite Cubans to free concert

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 00:47

The Rolling Stones issue an open invitation on social media to an historic free concert in Havana, which was originially scheduled for March 20, but delayed by the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama. Subtitled Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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SUBTITLED ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: The Rolling Stones are welcoming Cubans to their free concert on Friday (March 25) with Mick Jagger speaking Spanish in a video on YouTube, though few are likely to see it, given Cuba's scant Internet penetration. "We have played in many incredible places but this concert in Havana is going to be a historic event for us," Jagger said in a voice over while the Stones' song, "Jumping' Jack Flash" plays to snippets of concert video. "We hope it will be for you, too." Less than one-third of Cubans have access to the Internet, with only 3.4 percent of homes connected to either the Internet or a local Cuban Intranet, according to U.N. data. The Stones added Cuba to the end of a Latin American tour, becoming the first major international rock stars to play in the island nation. The outdoor concert at a sports complex was postponed five days because of the 48-hour visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, who departed Cuba on Tuesday.

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Rolling Stones invite Cubans to free concert

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 00:47