Queen & Slims’ Cuban-American Director

(Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie-Turner-Smith, Dir Melina Matsoukas, Writer Lena Waithe) The film Queen and Slim is the creation of Director Melina Matsoukas, born of a Cuban mother who was raised on the island, and migrated to New York at 10 yrs old. If you’ve seen Beyonce’s music video “Formation”, a solidarity love letter to New Orleans,…

10 More Packing Essentials for Cuba

Back by popular demand... New friends continually ask “What do I pack for Cuba?” in that how-can-I-help tone? So I decided to write another Top 10 List, Part 2. Before you read any further, take a peek at my first blog post “My Top 10 Packing Tips for Cuba” to get started on care package…

A Chat on Cuba, Millennials & 2018

Recently, I met Paula Goldstein through our mutual friend and globetrotting DJ, Mia Moretti. Paula runs a sweet website named Voyage d'etudes, focusing on travel, and women doing inspirational things abroad. (Paula Goldstein, Founder/Editor of Voyage D'etudes) How did it all come together? "I spent most of my 20s living out of a half-unpacked suitcase"…

The New Cuba hits LA & San Fran

Internet is tricky in Cuba. This is pretty much an understatement, but the "why's" require a much more expansive conversation to wrap our heads around the stakes. (Photo credit: Juan Cruz Rodriguez for Resolviendo Exhibit, Annenberg) I will be visiting LA & San Francisco this month to discuss one of the most fascinating subcultures on…

We Invite You to Havana World Music

I’m thrilled to announce a cool music festival happening in Cuba this March called Havana World Music. What’s more exciting is that The New Cuba will be hosting guests from abroad to come attend the festival with VIP access. There will also be a few days of fun to explore Havana’s best and brightest spots.…