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‘Passport to Cuba’ featured May 23 at Encinitas Library

aime Valle and Omo Aché, part of “Passport To Cuba” on May 23 at the Encinitas Library.
aime Valle and Omo Aché, part of “Passport To Cuba” on May 23 at the Encinitas Library.
( / Collette Stefanko)

Cuba is opening up to more travel, and Encinitas Friends of the Arts is giving the community a chance to celebrate and experience Cuban culture at “Passport to Cuba,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23.

As part of EFA’s Passport Series at the Encinitas Library, the program includes a wide mix of the best Cuban artists. Be stimulated by the Latin jazz sounds of Jaime Valle & Equinox, one of San Diego’s top performers surging with musical energy. See the huge artworks by Silfredo La O Vigo, and watch a short film that shows how he paints with his feet.

Omo Aché Afro-Cuban Dance & Music Company will bring alive the dance traditions of Cuba by demonstrating this unique culture in performed stories.

Sample sweets and other Cuban delicacies while enjoying a slide show by photographer Jeffrey Brosbe, who recently returned from Cuba, as well a narrated presentation by Naomi Nussbaum, Executive Director of Synergy Arts Foundation. Don’t miss the ’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.

Advance tickets are $20 and $15 for EFA members, or $25 at the door. The best deal is the combo package: EFA membership and admission for $30. Tickets: www.Encinitas.Tix.com. Info: www.EncinitasArts.org. For information, email friendsofthearts1@gmail.com or call 760-633-2746.


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