"At a time when world events are pushing some people to put up more borders, CULTSHA.COM shows us---through travel, music and other arts---the many ways we can connect and find our commonality."
--Erin Martin, International Media Consultant and Author
SIEMBRA! Tunes for Trees. Brooklyn musicians (Latin) team up for a tree planting benefit for Costa Rica. Thurs, Nov 2, Littlefield, Brooklyn, 7PM - 12AM (info)
IBEYI, the French/Cuban sultry duo bring their blend of Afro-Cuban, jazz, soul and electronica to Brooklyn Steel on Sunday, Nov. 5. (tickets)
Jam with the Cultsha crew on the Jamrock Cruise to Jamaica in November, hosted by Damian Marley. (Jamrockcruise.com) Added bonus, our favorite New York based DJ Gringo will be spinning tunes on deck (DJ Gringo website)
Thinking of going to Cuba? Click here for Havana recommendations.
The heart and soul of an artist
Carlos Mateu takes us on a studio tour and shares his experiences growing up in Cuba and following his dreams to the U.S.
Dakar Environmental Film Festival
Check out the trailer for this international film festival produced by Christine Scott, with music by Youssou N'Dour
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
A band that ignites the dance floor with their blend of Afro-Cuban & Pan-African rhythms
The Afro-Cuban musician introduces his unique blend of jazz, Latin rhythms and Afro-Cuban percussion to a world-wide audience.
Souleymane Badolo's heartfelt portrayal of the tension between tradition and assimilation
Senegalese Artist Issa Sow
and his Issyra Art Gallery in Hoboken, New Jersey, where you feel transported to another world where LOVE of ART and PEOPLE reigns supreme. And where weekend nights are a multi-media and multi-cultural HAPPENING.
Cuba [Not So] Libre
On my third and most recent trip to Cuba this past April, I noticed stark changes since I had been in Havana exactly twenty years prior.
Once Chronixx and his band, Zincfence Redemption, hit the stage it was clear that the audience were his disciples, singing along, waving flags and basking in the new ambassador of reggae.