NY Phil Harmonic Ain’t Going to Cuba

It was announced this week that the NY Phil Harmonic was invited to play in Cuba this month. They just sadly volunteered to nix the trip because the American government wouldn't allow the patrons (their money sponsors) to go to Cuba with them. So the whole team decided to pull out. The 150 board members…

Official US Talks with Cuba

Another sign that Obama's administration is attempting to restore relations with Cuba. The State Department official, named Bisa Williams, traveled to Cuba 2 weeks ago to open talks on improving cooperation between both nations. First thing on the agenda, restarting mail service between US and Cuba. Other things included migration talks and the fight against…

People are Talkin…

All over Cuba, young people are rapping in their bedrooms in Cuba. It's something we discovered throughout our travels in Cuba while making East of Havana. All the ideas, poetry, frustrations, joy, depression, and hope are bubbling out of the youths pores... causing a mild earthquake during this time of change. This project, entitled "Ruido"…

Dropping Beef Billboards

Finnnnally, the US decides to turn off their electronic news "zipper'' on the fifth floor of the sea-front American Interest Section in the Cuban capital. If you don't know about the beefing billboards between United States and Cuba over the last several years, it's a childish battle of "one-upping" the other country by dissing the…