Students got to explore three different provinces in Cuba; La Habana, Vinales, and Matanzas Vinales, Cuba
Students participated in dance classes hosted by Case de Africa, where they were able to learn how to dance different versions of the Afro-Cuban style of dance called the “Rumba” with live music!
Casa de Africa, Havana Vieja, Cuba
Hosted by Afro-Latino Travel, the students explore Afro-Cuban religion, Santeria. Here a dancer embodies an Orisha while the leaders of Afro-Latino travel explained the significance.
Students participated in a series of educational workshops, Spanish, and dance classes at Case de Africa, in Havana.
Students visited the small town of Regla outside of Habana to meet with and learn about one of Cuba’s first Hip-Hop groups, Obsesion.
Co-Director of Muse 360 Arts, Bashi Rose, and Muse scholar Malcolm Pose with black-power art work in Regla.
Lecture with Cuban Poet Laureate Nancy Morejón and Professor, Writer, and Poet Emilio Comas Paret.
Students truly enjoyed participating in La Pena. La Pena is a monthly hip-hop event held in the town of Regla. Students exchanged poetry, rap, and dance with others in the community.
Bici Taxis are a common way to get around to Cuba, but considering how many of us there were, we tended to stop traffic!
Mar Azul, La Habana, Cuba
Beach Day! The students were extremely excited to get a day off from studying and hit La Playa!
Casa de Africa
Students learned a tremendous amount about the various Afro-Cuban religions practiced in Cuba.
Last day of dance classes with our dance instructor (center).
Co-Founder, Jasmine Hall, behind the scenes of the documentary about our trip by Film for The People. Trailer coming soon!
Our student photographers, Solomon and Kamerin, share their work with one another.
Students had daily assignments and time to reflect on their experiences during the day.
Stretching before dance class began!