The current surge of interest in Cuban music in the U.S. should come as no surprise. The music of the island has been immortalized by musician Ry Cooder and filmmaker Wim Wenders. Buena Vista Social Club the movie takes us to a crumbling, seductive Havana to meet the musicians of the successful album of the same name produced by Cooder. Read about Buena Vista Social Club (the movie and the music), as well as solo new releases by Ibrahim Ferrer and Ruben Gonzalez (singer & pianist of the band). For some Afro Cuban jazz, techno and Brazilian sounds check out the new compilations The New Latinaires and Beleza Tropical 2. Finally, take in some photographs of Cuba.