Tag Archives: La Habana

Miscellaneous musings … Union Jacks, Traffic, the Havana film festival.

Tweet I know that the Union Jack has a kind of iconic fashion status like the stars and stripes of the US, and the well merchandised Cuban flag along with Che, however the recent appearance of fashion items boasting the … Continue reading

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Danay, Wichy and the new Cuban generation …

Tweet I have not had as much opportunity as I would have liked to dip into the underground music scene in Havana but sometimes I find, the good people in life, just come your way ….  I am realising that … Continue reading

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New Brits ….. rabbits, quails eggs and aubergine gratin

Tweet Last night we were invited to a party at the beautiful Vedado residence of the new British Ambassador. It was my first official invitation to an embassy actually in my name  …..   The party was essentially an excuse … Continue reading

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The Cook, the thief, his wife and her lover …….. in Cuba.

Tweet As I was thinking about writing this post, the Peter Greenaway film title that I stole for this post title kept playing around in my head all jumbled up and back to front.  I think Peter Greenaway has visited the … Continue reading

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Gilles Peterson, the Bienal and the art of dancing

Tweet Rafa was in Venezuela signing some important film agreement and the Bienal was in full swing.  The biggest art show in town, and its not just about art.  There are some crazy performances, lots of good music, a few … Continue reading

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Mexicans, Scorpions and decapitations

Tweet I flew off to Guadalajara film festival for the third time last week.  Leaving my Saskia for the first time with her brothers and her adopted Cuban family.  Two nannies and Rafa’s driver, Mario.  In fact they all had … Continue reading

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Finally Los Van Van get to play

Tweet Due to the rain at the Film School’s 25th Birthday party in December, Los Van Van did not get to play.  The students put on some great tunes and we still danced until breakfast, however Los Van Van honoured … Continue reading

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Cuba Heart & Soul

Tweet I was thinking about writing a blog about Christmas (or the lack of it) in Cuba, or an end of year summary.  Trying to round up my first impressions, but it just wasn’t forthcoming and I hate writing in … Continue reading

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Converted to la Rumba in just one night!

Tweet As I have had a good friend in town I have had lots of excuses to be a tourist and party a little bit more than usual!  Also the reason for my absence from the blogosphere. Last Friday we … Continue reading

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Cuban Police and me ……..

Tweet I have just spent 8 years living in a country where the police are ………… quite frankly a joke.  In fact, they are worse than that, they are a corrupt bunch of people who I would not call if … Continue reading

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