“The Forbidden Island.” Active Times 5-Part Series. December 2012.
“In the two-plus hours since we’d entered the smoky air-conditioning of Havana’s Casa Musica to see a performance by Pupy y los Que Son Son, one of Cuba’s hottest fusion-salsa acts, photographer Holly Wilmeth and I smoked cigarettes, drank mojitos, and waited. Our seatmate, Clara, assured us that this was on par for a matinee—Cubans don’t mind waiting for music, she said. After all, “In Cuba we have music in our blood. Courage is what gives us character; music is what gives us passion…”