Wellness Resources for Afro-Cubans

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Photo by Amberly Ellis (ReglaSoul)

Former Multi-Cultural Cooking Network contributing writer Amberly Ellis caught the attention of remezcla.com for the amazing work she and Alexey Rodriguez provide in the wellness space specifically for Afro-Cubans.

Their monthly signature Afro-Vegan cooking workshop, though predominantly run by an Afro-Cuban instructor, is powered by both groups on the island and across the larger diaspora. The cooking workshops, which take place in the couple’s apartment, are small in scale but bring in a handful of Regla residents, Cubans from other areas and those visiting the island.  READ MORE

 

About the Oscar Nominated: Chico & Rita

This animated film [with Black Cuban lead characters] is nominated for an Oscar in 2012.  It opens February 25th.

The Story:

Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. (SEE TRAILER)