Culture

Cuban Culture: The Way We Do It Our Way
What’s about Cuban culture? What makes it so special? Isn’t it a bit like Puerto Rican, like Dominican, like any other culture in the Caribbean. The answer is no. We have some common traits, ok. But Cuban culture is much more than that. As a matter of fact, Puerto Ricans or Dominicans look and behave like the people from the Eastern regions of Cuba. But the Island is more than that. We’re all cousins, and we had pretty much the same childhood. But we have grown to be different. We have grown to be unique.

Arts

Arts

My grandfather used to decorate our home with reproductions --made by himself-- of aboriginal petroglyphs. Canvases filled with abstract geometrical shapes made by indigenous peoples in Cuban caves. Was is art? Was it Cuban?From Jose Nicolas de la E...
Celebrations

Celebrations

If there’s a meaning of life, if there’s some kind of ultimate truth, for us Cubans, it is to celebrate. We celebrate births--and birthdays--just as we celebrate death--and deathdays. We rejoice sometimes, others we mourn, but we always celebrate. Weddings, divo...
Fashion And Lifestyle

Fashion And Lifestyle

From the Taino cotton loincloths to the Chanel 2016 Show in Havana, dressing in Cuba has dramatically evolved in the last 500 years. However, traditionally drawn towards European and American styles, it has taken its time to adapt again to the island’s e...
Food And Drink

Food And Drink

Have you ever tried some frijoles dormidos, a ropa vieja with chicharritas, or a congri full of garlic and chicharrones? Have you ever sat on an africana, a mojito in your hand, to watch the sea and indulge in the tropical warmness, refreshed by the ...
Religion

Religion

Cubans are people with faith. No matter if they’re Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Santeros, or atheists. They always believe in something. And, sometimes, they believe in everything. Even in the times when religion was banned--or, at least, frowned upon...
Sports

Sports

If there’s one thing Cubans are proud of--and Cubans are proud of many things--is our sportsmen. Cuban sportsmen are among the top sportsmen of the world, and so they have been for a long time.  Everybody knows Capablanca, even if you’re not a fan...