Is the door to Cuba closing again?

Trump speaking at the Bay of Pigs Museum in Little Havana

Trump speaking at the Bay of Pigs Museum in Little Havana

During the 2016 presidential campaign, President-elect Trump threatened to overturn every single one of President Obama’s executive orders.

Cuba was re-opened by executive order so if Trump is true to his word, the door to Cuba that was recently opened for Americans could be slammed shut again – by … Read more

Direct flights to Havana coming to an airport near you

The date is July 7, 2016.

History is being made.

For the first time in decades. the US Department of Transportation is permitting direct consumer flights to Havana.

The government of Cuba has not yet given the approvals on its end and the start dates are not even on the drawing board yet, but this is a very important step … Read more

US flights to Cuba: It’s on!


It’s kind of hard to get somewhere where there are no scheduled flights.

Charter flights to Cuba have existed for a while, but as anyone who has used them knows, the process is kind of a pain and expensive ($500 for the hour long flight from Miami.)

Now six US airlines have been approved by the Department of Transportation for … Read more

Interview with Matt Geraghty of Trade Winds

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How is this for a cool project?

New York-based composer and bassist Matt Geraghty, Brazilian producer and saxophonist Zé Luis, and filmmaker/director Laura Newman are visiting major music hubs on the old trade routes – New York, New Orleans, San Juan, Cuba (and soon Brazil … Read more

Back from Cuba

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We got back from Cuba on Sunday.

We were literally flying north as President Obama was flying south.

The trip exceeded even my wildest expectations and that’s because Ned Sublette was running the show. I can’t imagine a richer introduction to the country and its music.

Thanks to Ned, in ten days we were plugged into the Cuban music … Read more