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Jazz Caliente: Remembering Cuba, again

Jun 7, 2019

This week, the Trump administration brought back drastic restrictions on travel to Cuba. Setting aside the political, economic and philosophical debates, here's a baker's dozen of fond memories from my trip to Cuba in 2013 with a delightful group of KNKX listeners.

For now, travel from the U.S. to Cuba is still possible, but more complicated. The most likely effect of the new restrictions will be to reduce tourism, and that directly affects the livelihood of many Cuban artists and musicians. 

Recent changes to the visa application process also have made it more difficult for Cuban musicians to come to the U.S. to perform.

You can still get your Cuban jazz connection on Saturday's Jazz Caliente.

A street parade in Havana.
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El Manisero (peanut vendor) and helper, Plaza de San Francisco, Havana.
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Mural wall featuring Beny Moré, La Taberna, Havana
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Band, La Taverna, Havana
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Oscar Valdés band at Jazz Cafe, Havana
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Dachshund stylin' on his stroll, Havana
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Fearsome student art at the Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana
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Street art sale, Havana
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Vintage car in purple, Havana
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Tour director Matthew Brumley and friends sing "Guantanamera"
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Sacred bells and drums, some from the 1800's, Matanzas, Cuba
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Las Terrazas, in the Sierra del Rosario mountains, Cuba
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Oshun dancers at Castillo de San Severino, Matanzas, Cuba
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Jazz Caliente airs Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.  The show is hosted by Robin Lloyd and produced by KNKX Public Radio.