Cuba Week 2018

By , February 16, 2018

The celebration of the relationship with Trinidad begins in March with a display at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. The library will feature examples of Cuban money, crafts, books and other interesting items for perusal and to check out through the library.

Restaurants in Brunswick will have week long specials of Cuban Cuisine beginning April 9th. Henry and Marty’s will offer a different dish every evening.  The Brunswick Inn with their Cuba Night! three course meal. Reservations are suggested for these special events. Other participants will include Wild Oats, Henry & Marty’s, Gelato Fiasco, Big Top Deli, Scarlet Begonia’s, Frontier Café, El Camino, Union Street Bakery.  A la mesa!

Our weekend events kick off  Friday, April 13 with Primo Cubano at the Frontier Cafe at Fort Andross. This ever popular lively band has a loyal following and purchasing tickets ahead of time is suggested. The music will begin at 8 pm and dancing shoes are recommended.

Primo Cubano plays traditional Cuban dance music dating back to the turn of the  20th Century.  Son is the most popular style to come out of Cuba and is the primary contributor to the blend of Latin styles today known as Salsa.  It was first a music of the country people and eventually migrated to Havana, where it was urbanized and began to draw a wider audience. (  You can hear samples of Primo Cubano here 

A documentary and discussion will take place Saturday, April 14  showcasing,”Dare to Dream  about the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) that offers free medical school to students from the US and Latin America   @2pm in the Morrell Room at the Curtis Library  Suggested donation $5 for ELAM Scholarship Fund.

On Sunday, April 15th, Diane Stradling from Witness for Peace will share the changes and recent observations from her 8th trip to Cuba in March. @2pm in the Morrell Room at the Curtis Library. Suggested donation $5 for Witness for Peace. She brings an artist’s perspective from her visits across Cuba’s many recent changes.


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