On Cuba: Resources below the radar
By ROB WATERS
This sidebar is a supplement to Cuba’s madres (y padres) of invention
Horns to Havana supports musicians in Cuba by providing instruments for students, training in instrument repair and musical exchanges among musicians and instrument repair professionals.
PlazaCuba has been organizing cultural trips to Cuba for more than 20 years. They bring groups of musicians and dancers to study with Cuban music and dance professionals in various parts of Cuba two to three times a year.
Havana Times, an independent Internet-based publication includes news, features, photos and commentary from a wide range of perspectives including critics of the Cuban government.
Cuba Counterpoints, a website featuring diverse viewpoints of scholars who study Cuba, from outside and within the island nation.
Hereishavana.com, a blog by American writer and Cuban resident Conner Gorry. Her amusing story about colchoneros, or mattress repairers, can be found here. She also owns a small English-language bookstore and cafe, CubaLibro, in the Vedado district of Havana.
A list of blogs from Cuba from the Cuba Study Group, an organization promoting political reconciliation and dialogue within Cuba and normalized relations between Cuba and the US.
And Cigar Journal’s revealing story on the science behind the incomparable flavor and aromas of Cuban cigars.