In 1970 Salvadore Allende became the first democratically elected socialist leader of a Latin American nation. Here he is greeting a cheering crowd. Above him is a banner bearing the words no hay revolución sin canciones - you can't have a revolution without songs.
That's how important music was in the political struggles of South and Central America during the last century. There were some great songs. And to this day music plays a part in politics and the call for social change in Spanish speaking countries. Don't worry too much about the cigars and the Marxist ideology - for me it's about the music.