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Perspectives from Havana in a Year of Covid and Embargo. The Next Generation — David Faya & Isabel Rodriguez (Week 5 of 5)

Perspectives from Havana in a Year of Covid and Embargo – A Series of Weekly Conversations

What has Cuba been like in the past year?
What is like now?
What have been the major challenges and achievements?

Like the rest of the world, Havana and Cuba have just completed the first full year of Covid 19.  It has done so with the full force of the U.S. embargo on its neck, including additional measures enacted by the Trump administration and so far not modified or removed by the Biden administration.  What has Havana been like the past year?  What is it like now? What have been the major challenges and achievements?

CODEPINK is joining Massachusetts Peace Action, Center for Cuban Studies, Latin American Solidarity Coalition of Western Massachusetts and other organizations to explore these and other questions with 5 leading voices from Cuba

All events at 6pm Eastern Time

April 13:  From the Perspective of an Economist – Estéban Morales

April 20   From the Perspective of Science & Healthcare – Luis Montero Cabrera

April 27:  From the Perspective of a Sociologist and Feminist – Marta Nuñez

May 04:  From the Perspective of a Poet and Writer – Nancy Morejón

May 11:  From the Perspective of the Next Generation — David Faya & Isabel Rodriguez

David Faya is a bass player with 10 years in the world of music, having studied double bass with a leading professor at the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and then studying at the Banff Center for the Development of the Performing arts in Canada with a UNESCO-Ascherg scholarship.  Currently bassist with the group Yasek Manzano and his Jazz Quintent, he also has played with some of Cuba’s most important jazz groups in Cuba. He also has participated in important international festivals such as: Montreal Jazz Festival, Ibiza Jazz Festival, C-Jazz Festival in Calgary, Habana Jazz Plaza, Jojazz, Free Theater Jazz Festival in Colombia.  Additional he performed n the show “The stars of the Buena Vista Social Club and their guests” in Cancun , Mexico.  He also has performed in, among other places, Los Angeles, San , New Orleans, in the Untied States; Bari and San Remo, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Panama City, Panama; Quito and Cuenca, Ecuador; and elsewhere. 

Isabel Rodriguez is an archeologist and a photographer.  

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