Cuban Transitions

Cuban Transitions


One of our students, in a blog post, commented
that, I’m quoting him here; “My generation knows shockingly little about Cuba or its
history because it’s not relevant to our own.” Part of what motivated us was wanting
to bring Cuba back into focus as we brought ourselves back into contact with an island
that none of us had seen for at least 9 years. What is your name? Pepito. Pepito! The aim of the trip is to introduce the students
to the live surroundings of the places that they have studied in the classroom for the
first half of the semester. People can touch the reality. People can learn
the Cuban version of our own history. On behalf of Vassar, the students and the
teachers, we want to thank you so much for
showing us a warm welcome. Not only have you shown us such
generosity and hospitality, but you’ve taught us how to dance. We hope that
other Americans get the experience to see the beauty of the Cuban culture as well as we
have. Thank you Hi, I am Maria Carla and I am in my fifth year of studying guitar. I’m going to play “A Day in November”,
a song by the Cuban composer Leo Brouwer.

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