Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Dr. Christina D. Abreu
Cuban musician and singer Willy Chirino, the self-proclaimed inventor of the “Miami Sound,” was sent to the United States as a teenager in the 1960s under Operation Pedro Pan to escape the influence of Fidel Castro's communist regime. Throughout his career, he has used his music to spread a personal and political agenda; his rejection of communism and the Castro regime can be seen through his song lyrics, humanitarian efforts, and direct engagement in the world of politics.
Balcziunas, Nancy N., "The Music and Politics of Willy Chirino" (2017). Honors College Theses. 252.