‘Passport to Cuba’


Encinitas Friends of the Arts gave the community a chance to celebrate and experience Cuban culture May 23 at “Passport to Cuba.”

As part of EFA’s Passport Series at the Encinitas Library, the program included a wide mix of the best Cuban artists. Attendees were stimulated by the Latin jazz sounds of Jaime Valle & Equinox, one of San Diego’s top performers. The event also featured huge artworks by Silfredo La O Vigo; performances by Omo Aché Afro-Cuban Dance & Music Company; sweets and other Cuban delicacies; a slide show by photographer Jeffrey Brosbe, who recently returned from Cuba; a narrated presentation by Naomi Nussbaum, executive director of Synergy Arts Foundation; and ’50s classic cars on view in the parking lot, courtesy of Woodies San Diego — a time capsule of living relics like those found on the streets of Cuba.

Photos by McKenzie Images.