Toni W from Marin was one of the travelers in KCSM’s 2nd visit to Cuba, this Fall. She has written in for KCSM readers on the memorable sights and sounds from her trip. Should you make your own visit, keep in mind these parts of life that impressed.
“What I loved most about Cuba was the colors and the rhythms. The faded pinks and greens and blues of the old colonial buildings and the flapping of the laundry on all the once-ornate balconies. Even though now shabby – they are elegant and have class. As do the people – they may be poor but they have such heart and soul and a lot of pride in their history.”
“I loved the revolutionary billboards and posters and even street artwork that I would see (see the photo to the right). And I loved the music! The Latin and African rhythms – whether of a full-on modern jazz band with great horn playing ( [click here to]see video) and you could feel the rhythm of the tropical breezes in their playing – or in the amazing folk dances of the Cuban Ballet Folklorico ( [click here to see the] video …) with their old African rhythms and chanting and incredibly graceful swirling dancers.”
“Cuba delights all the senses.”