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Those thoughts and dreams are the basis for what may become a post-Castro Cuba. To more fully understand the future of America's near neighbor, veteran reporter Eugene Robinson knew exactly where to look -- or rather, to listen.
In this provocative work, Robinson takes us on a sweaty, pulsating, and lyrical tour of a country on the verge of revolution, using its musicians as a window into its present and future.
Music is the mother's milk of Cuban culture. Cubans express their fondest hopes, their frustrations, even their political dissent, through music. Most Americans think only of salsa and the Buena Vista Social Club when they think of the music of Cuba, yet those styles are but a piece of a broad musical spectrum.
Just as the West learned more about China after the Cultural Revolution by watching From Mao to Mozart, so will readers discover the real Cuba -- the living, breathing, dying, yet striving Cuba.
Cuban music is both wildly exuberant and achingly melancholy. A thick stew of African and European elements, it is astoundingly rich and influential to have come from such a tiny island. From rap stars who defy the government in their lyrics to violinists and pianists who attend the world's last Soviet-style conservatory to international pop stars who could make millions abroad yet choose to stay and work for peanuts, Robinson introduces us to unforgettable characters who happily bring him into their homes and backstage discussions.
Despite Castro's attempts to shut down nightclubs, obstruct artists, and subsidize only what he wants, the musicians and dancers of Cuba cannot stop, much less behave. Cubans move through their complicated lives the way they move on the dance floor, dashing and darting and spinning on a dime, seducing joy and fulfillment and next week's supply of food out of a broken system.
Then at night they take to the real dance floors and invent fantastic new steps. Last Dance in Havana is heartwrenching, yet ultimately as joyous and hopeful as a rocking club late on a Saturday night.19th-century Chinese contract laborers on a sugar plantation in Hawaii.
As Chinese laborers left plantations, they were replaced by Portuguese immigrants from the Azores and Madeira Islands.
People from Portugal may have settled in Hawai‘i as early as after jumping ship from American voyages (Castro ). This study delves deep into the lives of these indentured workers from India who called themselves girmitiyas; it is a narrative of their experiences in India and in the sugar colonies abroad.
It foregrounds the alternative world view of the girmitiyas, and their socio-cultural and religious life in the colonies. Recent archaeological excavations at Estate Bethlehem, St.
The workable sugar plantation required a large investment and a great deal of heavy labour. At first, Dutch traders supplied the equipment, financing, and enslaved Africans, in addition to transporting most of the sugar to Europe. In February , he was promoted to brigadier general and served with distinction throughout the war. Braxton Bragg () was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and veteran of the Mexican American War, who retired and became a Louisiana sugar plantation owner before joining the Confederate States Army. He was a man of respect and wealth, a black slave owner whose sugar plantation was named after St. Rosalie’s bend in the southern Mississippi River. Andrew’s father, Thomas Durnford emigrated from England at age 14 in
S. Virgin Islands, have uncovered a site containing both an enslaved laborer village and a “lost” cemetery. It is hypothesized that the village dates to the late eighteenth century.
He was a man of respect and wealth, a black slave owner whose sugar plantation was named after St. Rosalie’s bend in the southern Mississippi River.
Andrew’s father, Thomas Durnford emigrated from England at age 14 in Honduras is known for its rich natural resources, including minerals, coffee, tropical fruit, and sugar cane, as well as for its growing textiles industry, which serves the international market.
By , around half of all plantation workers in Hawaii were Filipinos. By the early ’s, Filipinos made up about three-fourths of all Hawaii plantation workers. From the ’s to The wave of Filipino immigrant labor to the United States that began in the first decade of the twentieth century became a trickle in