VIDEO: EGREM and a look at Cuba’s storied music empire

Produced by Zach Ben-Amots · HAVANA, Cuba — Cuba's state-run record company Empresa de Grabaciones y Ediciones Musicales, or EGREM, has been struggling for years to preserve its historic studios and archives. But with outdated equipment and limited resources, engineers and recording executives often feel as though they're losing the battle. While a recent deal with Sony... Continue Reading →

PODCAST: Cuba’s underground internet network and the community it creates

Produced by Emily Arntsen · Cuba is an island that in many ways is further isolated by of the lack of internet access caused by the U.S. trade embargo first imposed in 1962. It’s one of the least-connected countries in the world, in fact, but Cubans have adapted and created their own internet alternative. They call... Continue Reading →

Young Jews empower community in Havana

Story by Hannah Bernstein · HAVANA, Cuba — A clear voice rings out into the synagogue’s sanctuary. It pierces through the loud blasts of the seven air conditioning units on the wall, through the squeals of the children playing in the corner and even through the large, wooden doors separating this room from the lobby. It’s... Continue Reading →

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