The History and Rancor of the Helms-Burton Act of 1996

The History and Rancor of the Helms-Burton Act of 1996

Amid all the excitement over recent progress in restoring normal relations between the US and Cuba, there remains important legislative impediments to dismantling the various ideological ramparts designed to foment Cuba’s destabilization. What is certain is that the cantankerous history between the two countries produced laws that reflect a deep hurt and mistrust. Removing these … Read more

Cuban Music History, Part 1

Cuban Music History, Part 1

The streets of Havana breathe music…drum beats and guitar strums, the very rhythm of the city – and the country’s day-to-day life. And for good reason: its cultural significance is a historical one. Cuba is often credited with having the greatest influence on the Latin Music we know and listen to today. But where did … Read more