It’s all about Cuba this week, from traumatic history of Cuba’s children in the 50’s to the soulful healing of it’s Afro Latina music.
Mari Marques shares her personal story of being separated from her parents in Cuba, traveling alone, at 7 years old, to the U.S. through the Peter Pan propaganda program. You don’t know this history unless you lived it!
Mari’s values of lifelong learning led her from political activist to corporate management and ultimately her dream job, after retirement, as manager of iconic Afro Latina singer and songwriter Bobi Céspedes.
Listen to clips of Bobi’s music, Mari’s stories of the band’s journey and where to discover Bobi’s song classes based on the Lukumí traditional chants to the Orishas.
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Muchas gracias, Mari! You are an amazing human being whom I admire so much! Thank you for sharing your personal history! I was in Cuba in 2018 and had no idea of the struggles that occurred decades ago other than the news about Castro, etc. Look forward to chatting with you soon!