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A Colorful Look At Havana

WEEKEND IN HAVANA - Travel/Culture

Airs Sunday August 27 at 7pm 

Travel to Cuba’s vibrant, alluring and rapidly changing capital in "Weekend in Havana." Explore Cuba’s history, its architectural treasures, and its rich artistic traditions.



"Weekend in Havana" with Geoffrey Baer revels in the sights, sounds and stories of Havana during a whirlwind tour led by three prominent young Cubans, all of whom are passionate aficionados of all their city has to offer. Architect Daniel de la Regata takes you on an eye-opening tour of the city’s dilapidated buildings and infrastructure, as well as the government’s impressive efforts to restore its most prized architectural gems. Jazz musician Roberto Fonseca brings you inside the country’s most famous music studio for a quick lesson in Afro-Cuban rhythm and culture. And renowned flamenco dancer Irene Rodríguez hits the town for a night spent soaking up Havana’s hot spots – old and new.

Mia Laurenzo is a 35-year veteran of public television in Miami. She began her career learning every aspect of video production. Currently she is a writer, producer, on-air host and promotions coordinator for TV, radio and the web.  Her experiences include producing for a series, special events and historical documentaries.  As a native Floridian, she is a perfect fit for South Florida's Storyteller Station, WLRN.  She has produced several award winning, nationally distributed documentaries and is the recipient of three Suncoast Regional Emmys.  
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