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Credit Cooder

May 10, 2008

THE ARTICLE about Ry Cooder producing Ersi Arvizu's new album ["Finding Her Voz Again," by Agustin Gurza, May 3] is very biased and vindictive. Why does Gurza find it relevant when he is writing about Ersi Arvizu's new record to then put down Ry Cooder's brilliant work on Buena Vista Social Club? He should thank Cooder for introducing us to another gifted artist from the past.

Gurza missed the most important issue here. Few people in the record business today seek out truly gifted musicians with the intention to cross over cultural lines. Cooder once again adds enrichment to all our lives by introducing something old that is new again.

Cathy Wood

Malibu

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