Across the Straits to Baracoa

January 6-13, 2017

In celebration of normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, the Friendship Association created a new program series: Across the Straits. Musicians Across the Straits was our first, amazingly successful event. Artists Across the Straits, With My SUP Across the Straits were our year’s end events and January marked a return trip by many Friendship Association members.

Rio Duaba, BaracoaRio Duaba, Baracoa

The week-long event included cultural interactions with artists, musicians, and dance groups from Guantánamo, Santiago de Cuba, and Baracoa. We had time to explore some of Cuba’s most exquisite natural landscapes, and to enjoy the magnificent people, towns, and countryside of Eastern Cuba. New culinary experiences played a prominent role in each day’s activities.

Artists, architects, and preservationists were  a necessary part of the success of this Crossing!