Habana Vieja: Cuento, Canto, Y Musica
written, curated & directed by Beatrice Casagrán
Born in Cuba, but raised in Los Angeles, OJP Artistic Director, Beatrice Casagran, grew up in two worlds. The opportunities and challenges of growing up as an “American” kid were paradoxically grounded and amplified by the strong web of support and identity provided by “her Cubans”. This piece celebrates the vibrancy, resilience, and humor of a Habana that no longer exists and perhaps never did, but that provided a colorful and buoyant tide that led to Beatrice to become an artist and storyteller. The evening will feature stories, songs, and music from Old Havana performed by a talented group of local Latino artists and musicians– served up with, Cuban coffee, or course, Daiquiris and Mojitos to warm everyone’s heart and soul on a cold winter night.