This is the story of Ta Gundo Paredes Moré, son of a King in the Congo. Prince Ta Gundo is captured by slave traders and sold to Ramon Paredes, a plantation owner in Cuba and sold a second time to El Conde de Moré.
The story reveals what appears to be a curse, is only the beginning for what sets the stage for a Cuban musical legend to be born, Benny Moré who is revered to this day as El Bárbaro del Ritmo. The master of most Cuban popular genres, such as the bolero, son montuno, mambo, and guaracha.
Our guest, his grandson Dr. Roly Moré narrates intimate stories never told before about his family’s history.