"Musicabana" in Havana, Cuba:
"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
Upcoming events worth checking out:
Pedrito Martinez Group "Habana Dreams" album release party, Tues, June 21 @ the McKittrick Hotel, 542 W 27th, NYC, 8PM
*Ricardo Lemvro with L'Orchestre Afrisa International and Cubanismo on Friday, June 24th, Prospect Park, Brooklyn
*Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse at Coney Island Amphitheater, June 25th. http://bricartsmedia.org
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.