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  • Collection: Cultural Exchange - Cuba

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In Havana, there is no specified time or place for music, it is simply part of everyday life, from morning to night. On his cultural exchange trip to Cuba, NJ musician Dean Warren Schomburg experienced this, as pictured here by his spontaneous dance…

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NJ musician Dean Warren Schomburg posing with congas in Cuba, one of the most common instruments played in Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean music. These drums are handmade and maintained with care as resources are scarce.

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NJ musician Dean Warren Schomburg on a cultural arts exchange designed to make connections between NJ based artists active in the preservation of Caribbean cultural arts and traditions and individuals practicing those traditions in the Caribbean. …

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Dean Warren Schomburg posing with statue of Ernest Hemingway in "el Floridita" in Havana, Cuba. "El Floridita" was a well known hangout of Hemingway.

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NJ musician Dean Warren Schomburg on a cultural arts exchange trip in Havana, Cuba.

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Dancer performs in El Prado area of Old Havana.

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Chi Tack Tong restaurant in Chinatown in Old Havana. Absolutely delicious menu and warm friendly staff.

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Front view of the Hotel Rachel in Old Havana.

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Busy street in Old Havana in front of the Capitol building.

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Unknown Conjunto playing son music in the port tavern Havana Club in Old Havana.

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Entrance to the ferry that runs back and forth between the old port of Havana and the city of Regla.

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Statue of the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre in the church of Regla is shown on a wooden stand with the painted emblem of Cuba at its base.

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Iglesia (Church) de la Virgen de Regla. Statues and Altars of the different saints worshipped in the church. Dino sits in pew facing camera.

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Classic street in the city of Regla.

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Las cinco esquinas (5 corners) in the city of Regla.

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Maximo Gómez street in the port city of Regla.

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Second floor lobby in the Hotel Rachel. Many of the rooms have biblical names and besides the hotel being called The Rachel there are decorative references to the Bible and to the Jewish faith throughout the building, which was restored.

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Stained glass canopy roof of the Hotel Rachel in Old Havana. The Hotel Raquel stands at the intersection of Calle Amagura and San Ingnacio in the traditional Jewish quarter of Old Havana. Built in 1908 as a bank by the architect Naranjo Ferrer, in…

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Conjunto Deboson. They play the classic Son music of Cuba. Janete on the flute, Jorge on percussion, Andrés on bass.
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