“Travels to a Different Time” : Santiago de Cuba: July 1996: Evening Entertainment: Glorification of Colonial Exploitation!

Do I require nightly entertainment? It starts at 21:30 each night. Usually finish dinner at 20:00 and then have a coffee outside. One night it was some university students performing a cabaret show. One night dance. One night synchronized swimming with a fire eater and a magician. Then a strange cowboy and Indian show which was particularly violent against the Indians. Cuba the protector of oppressed people? It amounted to a glorification of the exploitation of indigenous people. Indians begging for firewater, getting kicked by cowboys etc. juvenile and racist. There is always some form of classical music during dinner and lunch. There are many graduates of the conservatory of music that have no real employment opportunities so you want to say they are underemployed playing for tourists at a hotel.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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