Cuba Nostalgia Schedule


OK folks, after tons of hard work and running around and phone calls and emails galore, among lots of other things, we have put together a schedule of events for this year’s Cuba Nostalgia Convention:

Friday, May 15th:

Cigar Rolling and Buy Val Mojitos day, sponsored by Cuban Crafters Cigars

Swing by the Babalu Pavilion today and witness one of the finest cigar rollers doing his thing. Free cigars and cutters while supplies last, courtesy of the finest cigar makers and distributors in Miami, Cuban Crafters Cigars.

All day:

We’ll be promoting Cuba Solidarity Day and gathering signatures in support of same:


Bring Val a Mojito and he’ll cry on your shoulder in gratitude! Bring Val two Mojitos and he’ll bottle the tears for you to take home.

Saturday, May 16th:

Author book signing, 2 to 5 PM:

Carlos Frias will be with us with his excellent book “Take Me With You,” which we have mentioned here and here. You can listen to our Babalu Radio Hour interview with Carlos, right here. You may remember Carlos for his excellent five part series on his visit back to Cuba at the Palm Beach Post.


Musica! 8 to 9 PM:

Enjoy the sounds of Miami’s Latin funk fusionistas and all around cool cats Electric Piquete as they play original music and jazz standards at the Babalu Pavilion.


Sunday, May 17th:

Musica! 5 to 6 PM:

Enjoy some of Miami’s best Cuban music with Andy Alfonso y la Orquestra Clase A. I could try to describe their Cuban musical prowess, but I figured a small taste, via YouTube would be much much better:

These guys jam, folks, so bring your dancing shoes. I believe CD’s will be available for purchase.

All Three days:

Humberto Fontova will be with us signing books, scheduling still to be arranged.

We’ll also have information on a new book by Liz Balmaseda, to be released next month.

And the Orbitz people better get ready, cause we’re coming after them without prejudice.

We’ll also be promoting Cuba Solidarity Day throughout the weekend and next week.

Most of your favorite Babalu contributors will be there all weekend, so come on by and say hello, have a Mojito or two with us and, if you can, bring coladas. Lots and lots of coladas.

5 thoughts on “Cuba Nostalgia Schedule”

  1. Hey guys,

    Wish I could go, but I’m stuck up here in Georgia.
    My wife and friends found a little Cuban place over here in Cobb County, I went last week and had an Ironbeer with pan con biste and my wife had a nice batido de mamey.
    The owner came over a talked to us and before you know it he was showing us pictures of Cuba when he went to see his family, anyways for moment I was back in Miami.
    Its called “Cuban Diner” his name he said is Jose Ricardo.
    Smoke a cigar have plenty of mojitos!



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