Fidel’s bro, President Raúl Castro, has taken over and promises the future to be sweeter for his countrymen. We’ll see about that. In the meantime, it’s always a good time to celebrate Cuban culture. As the Havana Film Festival of New York comes to an end, the Bronx Museum is celebrating the art and sounds of Cuba with an all-out Cuban party, Azúcar! DJ Cato a/k/a Congrí will be spinning some Afro-Latin soul, and Grupo Habana Tres will have you salsa-ing to their Afro-Cuban beats. Plus, making its U.S. premiere is Havana Kidz II, directed by Alberto Gonzalez, which documents a teenage band revisiting Cuba and their passion to keep the music alive.
Fri., April 18, 6 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 15, 2008