He is also a leading scholar of Cuban music. His label Qbadisc releases Cuban music in the United States and he has produced Latin musicians including Ritmo Oriental and Issac Delgado and has co-produced Public Radio International's "Afropop Worldwide" show. During the 1980s, he led the Ned Sublette Band, which played country with Cuban stylings. His "Cowboy Rumba" reached number one on World Music Charts Europe during December, 1999. In 2006, Willie Nelson released Sublette's song "Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other" in the wake of the success of Brokeback Mountain. His book on Cuban music, Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo (ISBN 1-55652-516-8) was published in 2004. "The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square," was published in 2008 by Lawrence Hill Books.
"The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans," published in 2009 by Lawrence Hill Books continues the history of New Orleans cultures and music. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Sublette (http://www.lovely.com/bios/sublette.html) P.S. Here you can read an article about the last Sublette's book "The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans" http://www.chicagoreader.com/TheBlog/archives/2009/09/15/ned-sublette-on-new-orleans-and-himself Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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