Director of Photography: Matthew Pappas
Field Audio Engineer: Raymel Casamayor
Camera Operator: Javier Deulofeu
Additional Camera: Orlando Rosales
Editor: Shane Annas
Cuba’s skate scene has no funding, very few resources and not much to speak of in terms of a skate park. But despite those obstacles, the scene is growing, thanks in part to organizations like Cuba Skate and the kids that want to see it furthered.
In Part 1, we meet a couple local skateboarders who show us how they’ve stayed motivated to skate and take Ishod Wair, Lucien Clarke, Andrew Reynolds, and special guest photographer Arto Saari to check out some of the best skate spots in the country. Presented by Stance.
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This is a quick video talking about the great, cheap food locations near the Havana medical center, in Vedado, Cuba. This area, especially along 29th street, between F and D is packed with great restaurants and fast food locations. It’s right across the street from a major medical and cancer treatment center and just a few blocks away from the University of Havana. The beauty about this area is that it is remarkably hidden away. If you are simply walking along 23rd street (La Rampa) you will never even think to walk up F street or expect to find anything interesting there. This is the kind of area that only locals would know to explore. As a foreigner, you can go to this area of the city, eat some delicious food, priced very cheaply, and be completely immersed in the local culture.
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Voices of the Island: The Cuban Art Collection of Reynier Llanes
Art Museum Exhibit Features Creative Genius of 13 Cuban Artists
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum presents Voices of the Island: The Cuban Art Collection of Reynier Llanes, January 15 through April 23, 2015
When artist Reynier Llanes moved to Charleston, SC, in 2009, he brought his artistic inspiration with him: his home in Pinar del Rio, a mountainous, biologically and artistically rich region at the westernmost end of Cuba. Passionate about sharing his cultural heritage with his new country, he has done so not only through his own artwork, evoking themes and images from his upbringing, but also by collecting and selling the works of other artists from Pinar del Rio.
Voices of the Island features 55 works by 18 artists (including Llanes), all of whom are from Cuba and most of whom are still living there. The works are all part of Llanes’ personal collection. Though the artists’ styles and subject matter vary greatly, most share several common themes — a strong link to the Cuban culture and landscape, an emphasis on family or unity, and reflection on contemporary Cuban society. There are landscapes, abstract pieces, portraits, still lifes and more.