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‘Passport to Cuba’ featured May 23 at Encinitas Library

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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