As Juanes serenades La Habana…this Habanera may be dancing in the street in front of an outdoor cafe…wearing what appears to be a bedspread with gladiolas and a palm leaf placed in her cleavage.
Many visitors to Cuba quite often comment that the “Cubans” are so warm and friendly…that they are always laughing…a salsa step just ‘un ritmo’ away. The Cuban spirit is warm, loving and beaten. Most tourists may not realize that they are looked upon as a way to learn a little of life outside of Cuba, enjoy a meal, be given a few dollars, a book already read gifted.
This woman was making a fool of herself…appeared to have been drinking and was being encouraged by the the tourists with clapping and laughter and a few dollars. Why can’t they see the struggle behind the smile …the difficulties facing her everyday…???