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The bumps of life on the road

Most people I meet have this impression that the life of a travelling musician – as we say, “on the road” – is one big joyful experience, seeing new cities and countries, playing before ecstatic crowds, doing well financially, meeting famous people, after hours parties, nuff woman and food and drink, as well as the harder stuff, with the pattern repeated more or less every day, on and on.

Cuba: A momentary darkness?

As has been widely reported, Cuba has entered a new period of austerity. On July 8, President Castro told the Cuban National Assembly that Cuban economic growth had slowed to 1 per cent in the first half of 2016 compared with 4.7 per cent over the same period in 2015.The country must, he said, rapidly cut its spending and energy use in order to address a lack of liquidity as a result of lower than projected income from exports of services and goods, and reduced oil imports from Venezuela.

Smoked-fish Dip

Smoked-fish Dip (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Dips and spreads make for easy snacking, creating sandwiches, and for impromptu entertaining. Whether meat, seafood or vegetable-based, these pureed mixtures offer up delicious noshing anytime time of the day or night.

Emancipation

While growing up, Emancipation Day was one of highlights of my life. Every July 31st, the anticipation for the libation and other cultural expressions, such as the music, dance, poetry and drama, made me wish that time would go faster.

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