CUBA A PHOTO ESSAY by Morris Bibliowicz

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CUBA A PHOTO ESSAY by Morris Bibliowicz. SUMMER 2004 STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO. Varadero. Trinidad. CCSF Group Visits Havana, San Antonio de los Baos, Pinar del Rio, Matanzas, Varadero, Trinidad and Cienfuegos. Landing in Cuba. La Havana First Impressions. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation



  • VaraderoTrinidadCCSF Group Visits Havana, San Antonio de los Baos, Pinar del Rio, Matanzas, Varadero, Trinidad and Cienfuegos.

  • Landing in Cuba

  • La Havana First Impressions

  • La Havana Vieja

  • Rooftops View from Palacio O Farrill Hotel

  • Palacio OFarrill Hotel

  • Water delivered by truck to residents due to drought

  • 1937 replica of Spanish castle used as police station, La Havana Vieja

  • La Havana Vieja Unesco Recognized Site

  • Ample restoration work is under progress headed by the office of the Historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal. Plaza Vieja one of several plazas in Havana Vieja has been nearly completed

  • Restoration work being done at Palacio de las Ursulinas

  • Streets of Old Havana

  • La Bodeguita del MedioOne of Hemingway's old Hangouts

  • Entrance to a church, La Havana

  • Dancing at Plaza de la Catedral

  • Enrique Saya delivers a lecture to CCSF group about El Son Cubano and the History of Cuban Music. Professor Greg Landau translates.

  • CCSF group visits ICAIC, the Cuban film institute. Alex Fleites delivers a lecture on the history of Cuban film, assisted by Dagmara who translated for Alex. The lecture was followed by a screening of the award winning Cuban film Strawberries and Chocolate (Director: Tomas Gutierrez Zalea)

  • CCSF visits the Havana cementery. Ada Villavicencio y Torre who formerly worked at the cementery poses for the camera

  • Roberto Surralo (right) and Alex Busides (left), vice presidents of UNEAC (Cuban writers association) deliver a lecture to CCSF group. UNEAC promotes literature in Cuba and has 2800 members. Professor Landau (center) translates for the group.

  • Hotel Nacional, Havana Icon

  • CCSF Group Visits Barrio ChinoDnde vas con mantn de Manila,Dnde vas con vestido chins,Voy al parque a bailar la verbena Y a meterme a la cama despus.Vieja habanera

  • Casa de las AmericasCCSF group attends a lecture on types of Cuban music at Casa de las AmericasGeneros de de la musica cubanaProfessor Landau translates for the group

  • El TRESPivotal instrument of Cuban musicMsica CampesinaTroba Cubana SonRumba BoleroCharangaSalsaGuaguancCancin ProtetaRap CubanoReguetnPop

  • Estrellas Cubanas

    A series of concerts sponsored by UNEAC ( Unin de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba)

    This group Estrellas de Cuba has been playing for 45 years. Troba sin Traba

  • Before the concert starts, UNEAC opens a space to young and upcoming artist. In this picture Mayansa sings for the publicThe entrance to the house where the concert took place

  • CCSF Visits Fundacin Fernando OrtizFounder and well known author Miguel Barnet Lanza delivers a lecture on Afro-Cuban religions, syncretism and transculturation.Greg Landau translates for the group. To the right of Barnet, one of his students who has studied extensively the Arab influence in Cuba, hence his nickname Arabe

  • Callejn de Hamel

  • Callejn de Hamel

    A side street in Havana painted by Salvador Gonzalez where the painter promotes and sells his paintings

  • Museo de la RevolucinPainting above the entrance door of the museum. This is a world class fine arts museum where a visitor can get lost for days. Our group was fortunate to have a marvelously knowledgeable guide who walked us through several periods of Cuban painting. A highlight of the trip.

  • Visit to GuanabacoaA museum dedicated to Afro-Cuban Culture with emphasis on Santeria

  • Havana Quinta AvenidaThis part of Havana is where embassies and foreign companies locate.

  • La Havana, Rio Almendares

  • El Faro del Morro, El Malecn

  • Visit to San Antonio de los BaosRio Ariuanao

  • Our bus driver Rene, improvises with a local group playing drums and percussion on the streets of San Antonio de los Baos

  • CCSF group takes a refreshing pause drinking coconut milk

  • Pinar Del RioPalma Barrigona Pot Belly Palm Tree

  • Visit to Tobacco FarmTobacco leaves drying

    CCSFs Laura Tran

  • Viales

  • Viales, view from Hotel Los Jasmines

  • Casa de la Cultura, MatanzasMs. Nora Asuncin Hndez Gonzles, specialist in Cuban folkloric dance and choreographer, explains to CCSF group differences in dance steps, types of dance, movements and cultural nuances.

  • Santeria Drums and CeremonyA group of young children are being trained by a master santero to carry on with tradition and customs

  • Varadero Beach

  • Trinidad Colonial Town, UNESCO Site

  • CCSF group listens to Lizette, our tour guide, as she talks about the architecture and history of Trinidad

  • Cienfuegos

  • Sugar mill landlord and slave owners house. Built in the style of the Alhambra. The house was bought by dictator Fulgencio Batista in the 1950s to set up a casino next to the Hotel Jagua where CCSF group stayed in Cienfuegos. It is now a restaurant.

  • Jos Garca Montebravo Painter in Cienfuegos

  • A freed slave woman, on her 90th birthday, has her picture taken with shackles on, as testimony to her former status.Circa 1900.CCSF Group visits Museo Benny More, the house where Benny More, El Brbaro del Ritmo was bornSanta Isabel de Las Lajas

  • CCSF Group visits painter Juan Manuel Casanova

  • Casanova uses mixed media to convey his message on the canvas

  • Clasicos de Cuba