Island suffers as US-Cuba embargo continues to batter its people

Story by Hannah Bernstein and Ysabelle Kempe · HAVANA, Cuba — On Saturday nights, Havana sings. There’s side-stepping salsa, hip-grinding reggaetón and even fist-pumping American pop songs. Their rhythms combine and drift into the streets, floating over the heads of taxi drivers who wait eagerly for people stumbling around to find the next song of the... Continue Reading →

American ballerinas build bridges to Cuba amid heartache for Cuban dancers denied travel

Story by Riley Robinson · HAVANA, Cuba — One by one, three female ballet dancers in long pink tutus leap onto the shoulders of their kneeling partners. The women look identical from the audience — chiseled calves propel petite bodies through the air, dark brown hair slicked over the tops of their ears into matching chignons.... Continue Reading →

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 But with outdated equipment and limited resources, engineers and recording executives often feel as though they're losing the battle.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 →

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