Window Shopping in Cuba

I’ve always been struck by the barren offerings in neighborhoods where Cubans shop. The products, surreal. Brooklyn based photographer (Germany born) Alexa Hoyer walked the boulevards, spending 2 years capturing images recently published in Vice. The photo essay is moody, poetic, and a humble documentation of all the products that Cubans DO NOT have. The…

3 Reasons to See “Give Me Future”

If you're a fan of Major Lazer, here's a doc you'll appreciate. If you have no idea who Major Lazer is, yet have a deep curiosity for Cuban youth culture, then this doc will equally intrigue you. In full disclosure, I worked on this film as one of the Producers, with the excellent team of…

The Cuba Unknown – A Surf Project

For those who are constantly asking me about the subculture of surfing in Cuba, here is a project worth supporting. The Cuba Unknown is a travel and surf photography book about a cross-country journey through Cuba, in search of waves and understanding. If you choose to order this book on Kickstarter now, you can receive…

A visit to Techcrunch Disrupt SF

(Marta Deus & Jauretsi of The New Cuba at Media Noche, San Francisco) “This past week was truly phenomenal” gushed Kyle Maloney, founder of ChefMade, a startup that is trying to bring healthy economical meals delivered into homes of his island, Trinidad. Kyle was invited to Techcrunch DisruptSF by Project Binario, a San Francisco based…

Oct 19th Cumbancha Relief Party & Fund

Recently, we wrote about the big Cumbancha Irma Relief bash we're throwing in New York, with proceeds going to The New Cuba, featuring the best Cuban DJ's floating around the big apple right now. It's going to be a booty shaking set of Afro Cuban Deep house and a proper Latin & Cuban mashup of…

6 Reasons You Should *STILL* Travel to Cuba

Ok. Let’s take a deep breathe before I begin my thesis. It has been a shocking week for all involved in Cuba/US relations. After witnessing a silver lining in the cloud of Cuba/US relations (2014 to 2016), the skies have grown dark once again with our current administration, who to be honest, has brought a…

Cuba Irma Relief: All You Need to Know

It has been an intense Summer for Cubans. First, in mid June, President Donald Trump announced he would undo the Obama era of friendship with a bit of his antagonistic cold war language. Shortly thereafter, in early August, Raul Castro announced he would freeze any new business licenses , which tossed a wrench in the…

Empower Caribbean Tech

(Photo: from Engadget) Calling All Financial Supporters: Our friends in Cuba tech are heading to TechCrunch Disrupt SF this September, along with other Caribbean entrepreneurs, thanks to the support of Project Binario, Latino Startup Alliance, TechBeach, and Caribbeans in Tech. The New Cuba will be joining (and covering) the startup delegation visiting the States, who…