Cuba – Havana Today – 2007 (Documentary Short 8:39)

Original Performance on February 11, 2007

2007 – Maida visited Havana from her stay in Santiago de Cuba and made this simple record of the sights and sounds on the streets of Havana, Cuba with her Sony mini-dv camera. Fidel Castro was gravely ill on the day of this documentary, February 11, 2007. Americans were not, generally speaking, allowed to travel to Cuba at this time, but Maida went with a group of artists interested in the dance  with music (drumming) and vocals preserved and developed in Santiago de Cuba.  The country was generous and warm to me and struggling with the lack of international exchange to keep the country progressing.


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