On a lighter note, it seems the Obama administration, specifically the State Department, gave Robert Bell and his band permission to groove in the land of sugar cane. Kool and the Gang’s Robert Bell told reporters prior to hitting the stage, “We don’t come as politicians, we come as musicians.”
Fans, many of them middle aged, brought the younger children and could be seen doing the electric slide at the ampitheatre just a short distance away from Carribean waters. It seems that Kool and the Gang wanted to help Cubans get their funk on.
The New Zealand Herald had this to say:
“Still, yesterday’s show was more evidence that while the Obama Administration and the government of Raul Castro talk tentatively about improving chilly relations, the entertainment world is already well into a thaw.”