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Monday, March 19, 2012

Inspiration Mondays: Viva La Cuba!! Music & Movies

This weekend the weather was sunny(for five minutes), then rainy and cold (alllll weekend). So I decided to stay in, for the most part, and watch FOUR movies, make black beans(for the first time), send emails, and continue reading my first book in Spanish(La tesis de Nancy-Nancy's Thesis). I titled this post as such because I watched Chico y Rita, a wonderful cartoon love story set in Cuba in the 1950s. The story follows the relationship ups and downs of Chico, a pianist, and Rita, a singer. It reminded me of my favorite romance films; Love Jones & Like Water for Chocolate(Como Agua Para Chocolate).

Watch Chico y Rita here or at your local independent theatre

Also, while cooking black beans from scratch(for the first time-so proud of myself!) I listened to this inspiring Cuban rapper/singer from Cuba, Danay Suarez. She raps about individuality, relationships, and politics. And best of all-I understand her Spanish-Me alegro mucho de esto!

Listen: Danay Suarez

Ojala que sea inspirado! I hope that you are inspired!

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