Pianist and composer Irving Fields was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn in 1915. When he traveled to Cuba as a young man he fell in love with Latin music, and became one of the foremost interpreters of American-style rumba in the early 20th century. Today he’s still kicking – and performing 6 nights a week in New York City. Fields shares with us his lessons of longevity.
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Loved the Irving Fields piece. Thank you for your creative storytelling and the heart and enthusiasm behind every production. Where might I download the Miami Beach Rumba that was played at the end of the piece? So many are just instrumentals and that one, specifically, was sung. Thanks very much—