As recently as the 1990's, the sounds of Cuban salsa, performed by musicians like Hanry Suarez, above, helped hold the country together. The music was a common passion for revolutionaries and reactionaries.

The Sounds of Salsa Fade from Cuba

The island nation's heroic music struggles to be heard in a cacophony of rock, reggaeton, and politics

Photographs by David Burnett / Contact Press Images for TIME

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