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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Part 2 of 5: Leave a Bag in Havana -- BEFORE YOU GO... how to prepare
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Flack, an artist from New York City, made a service trip to Havana in April
some frame shots of videos that are available on YouTube.You might find it helpful to see the type of
interaction that is possible in a city that has been isolated rom the Internet
and much of consumerism for a half century.It’s like a trip back in time.
Flack (left) with interpreter Rosa from the FLEX.uh.cu Faculty of Foreign
Find out about Cuban culture.Learn
about “team dominos” (which has different rules from the individual, “winner takes
all” version of the game played in the USA).Mario Llorente describes dominos and the culture of communication
terms:“Mario llorente describe
collaboration team dominos youtube”
Learn about the education system.
describes the “beca” system (high school)
quote from Mario’s video series:“Parents normally come to school often.The teacher will go to your house at least
once a year.It can be weekends or
weekdays.I remember one of my teachers
Jose Pazo who biked to every house on a weekend, spending Saturday going house
to house.Maybe the family is playing
dominos and he will drink a beer with your father.”(starting in minute 11)
Surrounded by punchy bright flowers,
relaxing, windows thrown wide. The breeze and verdant hour and laughter of
passersby intoxicate. Inventing parties, creating drama, swapping art and
clothes and women, maintaining levity despite – and because of – life’s
hardships: this is Havana. The unhinged enthusiasm dominoes, flirting, a robust
buffet, and pelota (especially if it’s
Industriales vs Matanzas like tonight) can occasion: this too, is Havana.