Sugar Barons radio show was born out of a desire to discuss, celebrate, and pontificate on Cuban culture and the standstill of Cuba/US relations for over 55 years. These are just some of the archived conversations of fellow friends who are either Cuban-American, Cuban, or are just down for the cause and have worked tirelessly on a project surrounding Cuba. Ever since December 17, 2014, when President Obama announced the normalizing of US/Cuba relations, the conversation grew from radio show to an official gathering entitled The New Cuba Conference.
Until the next meet up, here’s some podcasts with old coffee talk on Cuba mixed with some Latin funk to keep you shaking your hips. Recorded at www.radiolily.com, based out of New York’s Miss Lily’s Variety. (Listen below)
Julia Cooke (Recorded Summer 2014)
Julia Cooke visits Jauretsi at the Sugar Barons show to talk about her new book, The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba. In the book, Julia shares her living experiences in contemporary Cuba and the diverse group of young Cubans she met, from a sex worker to a jazz player. Julia offers an insightfully balanced perspective on the new Cuba.
Jose Parla (recorded June 6, 2012)
Artist Jose Parla visit Jauretsi to discuss his work at the Havana Biennial 2012 with artist JR entitled Wrinkles of the City Havana. Jose also brings some his cuban vinyl — Watch out.
Soandry del Rio Ferrer (recorded Feb 6, 2013)
Rapper, Poet, and Activist Soandry del Rio Ferrer who resides in Cuba visits Director Jauretsi in New York city 9 years after filming East of Havana discusses current affairs in Cuba.
Maria Bacardi, Artist (recorded Jan 29, 2014)
Born in Cuba in 1957, Maria Bacardi left the island as a young child to be brought up and educated in Europe. Maria visits The Sugar Barons show (at Radio Lily) with her mom’s treasured vinyl and chats with Jauretsi about art, theater, family, and traditional Cuban songs her mother sang while in exile in Spain.
Roman Alonso (recorded May 22, 2013)
Creative Director of the Design firm, Commune, and the man responsible for the look and feel of several Ace Hotels visits Jauretsi and explains his love affair with Cuba, as well as brings some of his fav tunes.
Jaydee Freixas (recorded April 25, 2012)
Cuban-American filmmaker and Producer Jaydee Freixas, visits Jauretsi to discuss his film Magic City Memoirs, starring Dominik Garcia-Lorido, and a rising cast of young Cuban-Americans depicting life growing up in Miami within the Cuban experience.
Rod Diaz (recorded Feb 22, 2012)
Cuban-American Director Rod Diaz discusses the Surf movement in Cuba, and his documentary Havana Surf.
SB Show: Music Only (recorded March 7, 2012)
A little bit of latin funk tinged with old-school Cuban classics
Additional Podcasts & Mixes:
Los Angeles Film Festival 2006
A chat with East of Havana filmmakers
A Mix on HereWeGoNow.com
A mix with funky soul, old-school hip hop, and latin funk. Note: Click on my photo to begin the mix.