Oui Ouaga Oui!

Just checked into the Relax Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso for the 23rd Pan-African Film Festival (FESPACO)! My film Taharuki shows on Monday and Tuesday. Very psyched!

Bullshit Mountain and its Trickle-down…

Okay so I’m actually beginning to get scared now with these people. At first laughing at their ridiculousness was almost cute. Now? Not so much. Do these people have NO females living around them at all? You want to tell me they come out, say dumb shit like “God might have intended you to get […]

The Cubana Chronicles: Wednesday April 11, 2012

 Dancing for Life I’m on a mission tonight: I’m going dancing no matter what. This whole week really. Until I leave, I MUST dance my ass off. There’s something so incredibly liberating about giving in to the move and the beat. About allowing yourself to let go and just be. I love that. Its magical […]

The Cubana Chronicles: Monday April 2, 2012

 A Living Religion (The Reluctant Blogger Returns!)          Alright listen, I’m not a dedicated blogger, I just like talking sometimes. And then sometimes its too much work. That’s what happened in the past month and change, too much work. And too much thinking about the work involved in saying something here. *shrug* […]

The Cubana Chronicles: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

 Art, Energy and Loans. Loving Common right now, who knew I was missing out so much? But all in its time. I listened to Common’s song “Assatta” and felt so fortunate and inspired seeing as she lives here. I need to figure out how to meet her, I’d love love love to. How does one […]

The Cubana Chronicles: Friday February 17, 2012

How Can I Be Down? Practicing my photoshop skills today while listening to Common and waiting for my weekly NYU call. So I’ll go ahead and admit it – I’ve never owned an album by Common before yesterday. This Cuban brother Amehel hooked me up with about 500 albums yesterday, lots of US hip-hop, some […]

The Cubana Chronicles: Sunday February 5, 2012

 Oh God of All Creation So its taken me a while to finally “land” here. I feel like I’ve been looking at Cuba and my experience here as though I were watching fish swimming around in a tank, explaining to the tourists how the fish act and react to things and pointing out what’s interesting […]

The Cubana Chronicles: Sunday January 29, 2012 9:36pm

The Amazing Floats of Bejucal     It’s been exactly a week since we arrived. Feeling pretty settled in, but still need to get my own groove on. I’m sure this week will be different since the work actually starts now. Need to practice my Spanish more, like the verbs and such. Started reading “Dirty […]

The Cubana Chronicles: Thursday Jan 26th, 2012

 Living as a Cuban Such an ungodly hour to be awake but I wanted to be up early to make sure I did some journaling today. Had big plans to go to a jazz show last night but woke up with the worst raging headache one could ever imagine so that didn’t happen at all. […]