March 6, 2012

Las Terrazas, Pinar del Río, Cuba. February, 2012

No, you’re not imagining it. There really is music everywhere you go in Cuba. Every restaurant. Every street corner and park. Even snack bars. We stopped for coffee one morning at an open-air patio within the rainforest model community of Las Terrazas and sure enough, soon there appeared five musicians and two vocalists kicking the energy up several notches. Then, as we ambled through the nearby artists’ studios and residential areas, this young man, practicing the guitar peacefully and solemnly on his front porch. Quiet, lovely, just the right score for our warm and sunny stroll here in the Sierra del Rosario mountains of western Cuba before heading back to the always rhythmic streets of Havana.

1 comment:

  1. Dios mio! He's playing to greet the morning sun as it rises out of the ocean. I thought Marcel Camus made up that bit for the final scene in "Orfeu Negro" -- now you show us that true life is more like the movies than the movies are.