Dear Friends –
Cuba is as dynamic, innovative, creative, interesting and fun as ever. There’s so much going on and so little time to soak it all up. We at CET feel blessed to work in such an invigorating place and have the privilege of connecting visitors to a truly unique island and people. Keep your eyes peeled for the endless array of special events happening in Cuba. Whether you’ll be here with us in 2019 or are living vicariously through the CET newsletter, below are past events we loved and future events we’re looking forward to!
Upcoming on December 5th – Paul Oakenfold at Fabrica
On December 5th, DJ icon Paul Oakenfold, a three-time Grammy Award and two-time World Music Awards nominee, will take over the Fabrica de Arte Cubano (FAC), Havana’s hippest hangout. An eclectic crowd of Cuban millennials will enjoy EDM, Jazz and Funk as Oakenfold will be joined by DJs Zen Freeman and John Acquaviva, and Cuba’s top drummer, Yissy Garcia, Cuba's most talented trumpet player, Yasek Manzano, and the uber hip and funky Cimafunk, the hottest Cuban band of 2018. CET and HabanaLive, a CET company, are proud to collaborate with Havana House and Fabrica de Arte Cubano on this special event. Join us!
Havana in Miami: A Sign of the Changing Times
Talk on “the new Cuba” has dominated coverage of the island in the past few years – with a diplomatic opening, a burgeoning private sector, and increased connectivity to the internet and to the world. Overshadowed is the new Miami – equally important in U.S.-Cuba relations and the future of Cuba policy. Miami has historically been ruled by Cuban-Americans against engagement with Cuba – where venues which hosted Cuban musicians were boycotted and even bombed. It’s changing. And young people are leading the charge.
CET & Cuba One Google Hangouts
CET is honored to partner with Cuba One, an incredible organization promoting reconciliation and connectivity between Cubans on and off the island, on monthly Google Hangouts. The first Friday of each month, we’ll feature special voices on Cuba, U.S.-Cuba relations and Cuba travel.
Our first “Cuba Hangout” was hosted by Collin Laverty on Novermber 2nd and featured Susanna Kohly, the co-founder & Head of Marketing at Google Cuba, who discusses Google’s work in Cuba and her heritage and personal story as a Cuban-American.
Upcoming Cuba Hangouts:
Richard Blanco, Cuban-American poet-laureate: Friday, December 7th at 3:05pm EST
Vickie Huddleston, Former U.S. Ambassador to Cuba: Friday, January 4th at 3:05pm EST
You can tune in here.