Larry Harlow (given name: Lawrence Ira Kahn) is a big shot in the world of salsa. Born to a family of Jewish musicians in Brooklyn, he is not Cuban, but embraced Cuban music as a teen and ultimately dropped out of college to move to Havana and take music classes. (I am trying to imagine what would have happened if I played that card with my parents. Hm. Yeah.) The Times has an awesome (and short) profile of him in their arts section, and it mentions that his nickname is “El Judío Maravilloso” (“the marvelous Jew”).
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