The Cubana Chronicles: Sunday January 22, 2012

Si Cuba! Cuba! What a long day, and yet I can feel the enthusiasm peeping out bit by bit. Fighting a cold for real…or maybe I’m losing the fight and need to surrender and just have a cold already? That’s pretty much the case right now. So I’m living at Casa Vera in Vedado…beautiful colonial […]

Si Cuba Si!

3 glorious months in Cuba, can’t wait to tell you all about it… Click here to see my pictures…

West Indian Day Parade 2011

Once again, my all time favorite parade in New York! Where everyone is free to be and feel exactly who they were born to be…stretch marks, love handles, thick thighs and all! Fabulous music, food, colors, culture and people…wine an bend ovah!

Mediocre…as Compared to What?

So the other day I had a heated debate with a chap who thought that a certain African film that I adore was “crap” because it had “no depth” and was thus “mediocre” and not worth supporting. He said he was opposed to supporting an African film just for the fact that it’s African, proclaiming […]

Why “Viva Riva!” Matters…

Okay, so I’ve been raving about this film for weeks now. Yes, it’s super hot, yes it’s super sexy, yes its action-packed and all else. Fantastic. But believe it or not, I’m not just a groupie. (Well, not JUST a groupie!) Let me explain why Viva Riva! matters in the African film world and why […]

Berlin!

So Iwas in Berlin for 10 days attending the Babylon International 2011 Script Development Workshop and what a trip that was! My first time in Europe (airport transits not included!) and certainly my first in a country where i ABSOLUTELY don’t speak the language, and don’t resemble ANY of the natives in the least! That […]

Si Cuba!

For whatever reason I never cease to be amazed by how familiar Cuban folkloric dance is. I’m fairly sure I was a Cuban musician in a past life, its the only explanation that makes sense. I mean, I know about the slaves who were brought over and preserved the music and dance and made it […]

Restless in Brooklyn…

April is always such a hectic month in New York with all the big film festivals and networking parties. Who knew networking is so much work?! Aside from all the meeting and greeting, then you have to take cards, follow up, come up with witty and memorable things to say…eish! Anyway, May is the start […]

Viva Riva!

So Friday night was the New York premiere of the highly acclaimed, highly anticipated, and award-winning Congolese film “Viva Riva!” by Djo Tunda wa Munga, and boy what a treat that was! Alright, I’ll get right to the point: this film was violent and SEXY! And as exciting as that was (it was so awesome […]