Posts Tagged: music

Now that I’m back…

I’m finally accepting that I may not see some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met ever again in my life and a week ago, I cried for the first time since I returned. [Unnamed Cuban Best Friend] finally responded to my email! It turns out he didn’t have enough money on his account… Read more »

“All Americans Know How to Play the Piano!”

“Americana!” Señor Valdes exclaimed after I responded to his inquiry as to where I was from. His eyes lit up and he excitedly told me about his relatives in Miami and his ex-wife in California. Then he motioned for me to come look at some pictures on his wall and pointed out all the American students he… Read more »

“A final, todo escucha lo mismo”

In Cuba, music is found everywhere, and it is such a beautiful thing. Whether you are at a restaurant, walking down the street, or at a concert, you are bound to hear some type of music. In Havana, you can hear anything from salsa, son, rumba, and reggaetón to hip-hop, pop, and electronic music. Though… Read more »

An Unexpected Friend

By Avra Shapiro, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2012 My favorite part of traveling is the unplanned. The unexpected. The random occurrences that lead to other random occurrences  that make you wonder, at the end of day, “Wow. What if I hadn’t turned that corner at that exact moment and then hadn’t met that person?… Read more »

Top ten – week two

By Claire Williams, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2012 We’re now about to start our third week in Cuba. I can’t believe how quickly my experience here is passing by – I want to savor every moment while I can! This blog entry might not be as scintillating as planned because this week, our group… Read more »