Cuba is tempting and provocative – full of contradictions
and not always easy to understand.
It is a country full of culture, music, history and passion.
– Selected Moments
Prepare yourself to be shocked, perplexed, confounded and amazed.
Cuba is a country with no historical precedents: economically poor, but culturally rich;
visibly mildewed, but architecturally magnificent; infuriating,
yet at the same time, strangely uplifting.
Following quotes by Brendan Sainsbury, Lonely Planet
If the country were a book, it would be James Joyce’s Ulysses;
layered, hard to grasp, serially misunderstood,
but – above all – a classic.
I love Cuba because it’s a forbidden fruit,
a complex country of head-scratching contradictions which,
however many times you visit,
will never adequately answer all your questions.
Most of all I love its musicality, its robust culture,
its wonderfully preserved history …
Rhythms and melodies are ubiquitous in this melting pot of African,
European and Caribbean cultures.
Witness them at the opera and at the ballet;
in the corner bar or through the hypnotic drumming of a Santería ceremony;
with the trombonist practicing his arpeggios on the seawall, or in the rhythmic gait
of the people as they saunter along Havana’s musical streets.
Finding the Sublime
December 16, 2014 – April 2015
112 rue Saint-François 74120
Bait Al Zubair Museum
Opens December 16, 2014
Steve McCurry Retrospective
Villa Riale di Monza
October 30 – April 6, 2015