cuba

George Ingmire

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with New Orleans writer Andrew Feldman, whose new book is “Ernesto: The Untold Story of Hemingway in Revolutionary Cuba.” Feldman is the only North American scholar who’s been permitted to study in residence at Hemingway’s home, Finca Vigia.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans, we explore the celebration of Cuban culture at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell.  Ariana Hall, co-founder and executive director of the Cuba NOLA Arts Collective, talks about the cultural similarities between Cuba and New Orleans; specifically congas and second lines.

Lazaro Banderas, co-director of Conga Los Hoyos, also joins us to share his experience participating in street parades in Santiago de Cuba. 

Lunch is prepared at El Paraiso, an organic farm and family-run restaurant in Viñales, Cuba.
Poppy Tooker

As the diplomatic thaw between the United States and Cuba continues, new opportunities for Americans to visit Cuba are opening all kinds of doors. In an incredible stroke of luck, Louisiana Eats! host Poppy Tooker had the opportunity to join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on their landmark visit to Cuba for the Havana Jazz Festival. On this week's show, Poppy shares an audio travelogue from her week-long trip in the Rome of the Caribbean.

Changes proposed by President Obama to ease the Cuba trade embargo sparked strong reaction in New Orleans. Views came in favor — and strongly opposed — to resuming diplomatic relations.

Changes proposed by President Obama to ease the Cuba trade embargo sparked strong reaction in New Orleans. Views came in favor — and strongly opposed — to resuming diplomatic relations.