The Rolling Stones, always full of surprises, announced today that they will do a free open air concert in Havana, Cuba on Friday March 25, 2016. Wish I could be there, but I guess “you can’t always get what you want.”

It will be the first concert in the country by a British rock band. Under the theme of “Concert for Amity,” the path-breaking concert in Havana will come only a few days after President Obama’s visit there. The Stones are now on a tour of other Latin American cities.

The concert will be filmed and produced by award-winning production company JA Digital with Paul Dugdale directing and Simon Fisher and Sam Bridger as producers.

Let’s give it up to the Stones! But let’s also give it up to the Cuban government for refusing to be a prisoner of outmoded ideas and practices.