U.S. President Barack Obama promises to speak about rights for Cubans with their President Raul Castro. While the goal seems far-fetched right now, the Obama administration is positive that Cuba will change for the better, especially for the middle class.
Cubans may be anxiously awaiting the benefits of their newly relaxed ties with the United States, but the communist government in Havana is also turning to old allies as it announced a new trade agreement with North Korea.
"Cubanacan" will a major event as it is the first opera in almost 50 years to come out of Cuba. The work is written by Charles Koppelman and composed by Roberto Valera. The production team recently announced that director Charles Chemin was brought into create the vision for the work's premiere.
Chemin has an extensive background in theater and film, but "Cubanacan" will be his first crack at opera. The Frenchman called in from his native country to talk to Latin Post about how he got involved with the project and his vision for bringing Cubanacan to life.