Singer, guitarist and composer Pedro Luis Ferrer is a household name in Cuba. His innovative music made him a star in the 70’s, but his social criticism made him an enemy to Fidel Castro’s Government. His music was banned from the airwaves in the late 90s, but today, he is back in the spotlight with a new musical style. Correspondent Reese Erlich visited Ferrer at his home in Havana to find out what exactly “Nueva Trova” is and how Ferrer’s new sound is capturing the hearts of world-wide audiences yet again.
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