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Anacaona [electronic resource]: The Amazing Story of Cuba's Forgotten Girl Band

Formed in 1930s Havana, the all-girl orchestra Anacaona achieved world-wide popularity. Cuchito Castro, and eventually her 11 sisters, took on the male-dominated world of "son" music. Son combines the structure and elements of Spanish cancion, Spanish guitar, African rhythms, and percussion instruments of Bantu origin. At the time it was believed women were not capable of playing son. With concerts in 1938 in New York and Paris, along with films in Mexico, Anacaona rose to international fame, but then faded into obscurity after the Cuban Revolution.
Online
2010
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Cuba [electronic resource]: The Next Revolution

In Cuba, Professor Gates finds out how the culture, religion, politics, and music of this island are inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th-century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since Fidel Castro's Communist revolution in 1959.
Online
2011
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Cuba and Haiti [electronic resource]: Globe Trekker

This Globe Trekker episode follows Ian Wright as he skydives onto a Havana beach and journeys through Cuba and Haiti. In the tobacco province of Pinar del Rio he lends a hand to the guajieros, visits a cigar factory, and stays in the holiday resort built by Fidel Castro's lover. Ian visits the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion and Che Guevara University before swimming with dolphins in Holguin, touring Santiago de Cuba, the country's music capital, taking a trip to Dinosaur Land, a bizarre theme park built by criminals on community service, and climbing the Gran Piedra. He continues to Port au Prince, the capital of Haiti and oldest black republic in the world. After a quick visit to Jacmel to witness a cockfight, Ian gets involved in a peasant festival, is invited to a voodoo ceremon [...]
Online
1998
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Embargo [electronic resource]

Almost half a century of American economic and commercial sanctions have left Cuba impoverished, but far from being crushed, the Cuban people embrace the opportunity to improvise. "You can't just buy things," a woman explains. "You have to invent them." One entrepreneur fashioned a motorbike from parts of a Chinese bicycle and the front of a Soviet rig; and with no cosmetics available, women concoct homemade alternatives using shoe polish and crayons. Capturing the vibrancy of everyday life on the streets of Havana, this film is an inspiring tribute to Cuban creativity necessitated by the American trade embargo.
Online
2004
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Human Rights and Cuba [electronic resource]

Human Rights Watch has accused the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including torture, arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial executions. Cuban law limits freedom of expression, association, assembly, movement, and the press. This episode explores the state of human rights in Cuba. Interviews with U.S. Undersecretary of State Peter Tarnoff, and Edgardo Valdes, a Cuban government official to the UN, highlight the nature of U.S./Cuban relations. Cuban-Americans, Frank Calzon and Sam Farber, debate the continuing U.S. embargo of Cuba. Also featured is a report by filmmaker John Alpert on the relations between Cubans and Cuban-Americans from the vantage point of ordinary Cubans.
Online
1995