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International Explorations
Weekend in Havana

Weekend in Havana

Tuesday, July 18, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, July 19, at 2 a.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 23, at 3 p.m.

Travel with host Geoffrey Baer to explore the heart of Cuba’s magical capital city, now open to American tourists after more than 50 years. Three young locals—architect and restorationist Daniel de la Regata; Irene Rodriguez, one of Cuba’s top flamenco dancers; and Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca—serve as enthusiastic guides, allowing viewers to experience this vibrant and historic place through the eyes of those who love it and call it home.

Baer and his guides meet up at a café in Cathedral Plaza in Old Havana and he is then given a whirlwind tour of Cuba’s fascinating and colorful history; a hands-on introduction to Afro-Cuban music and dance; a primer on Havana’s varied architecture and efforts being made to restore many of the city’s ruins; and an inside look at how everyday Cubans live in this old city trying to find its place in the modern world.



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