Today we introduce another 2 hours of Cuban jams and talk time with our special guest of the week, Helena Kubicka de Braganca. At 20 years old, Helena saw Soy Cuba for the first time and her life would never be the same.


(Sugar Barons guest, Photographer Helena Kubicka de Braganca)

It would take another 8 years before she finally followed her gut and dove into the island herself for over 2 months meeting “artists, musicians, prostitutes, farmers, and revolutionaries”. The result is I Am Cuban, a hardcover coffee table book inspired by her travels through the nation. Although Helena was born in London (to Polish and Portuguese immigrants), we consider her an honorary Cuban. You won’t want to miss our conversation about contemporary Cuba and the fountain of inspiration she bumped into.

Tune in today (Wednesday) on www.radiolily.com from 2-4 pm for a new set of Cuban classics and some a trip down memory lane for Helena.