The Cuban bandleader Compay Segundo wrote the song “Chan Chan” in 1984 and it immediately became popular with Cuban musicians. When asked about how he wrote it, Segundo reportedly said, “I didn’t compose ‘Chan Chan,’ I dreamed it. I dream the music.”
The song is set on the beach and, for Noel Argote-Herrera, it evokes the spirit of the Cuban nation. As the executive chef and owner of Adelfa’s Comida Cubana, he said he’s doing the same thing with his food.
“On Sunday’s when I’m out I want to give people the feeling that I had with my mom,” said