Tahimi Arboleya

Tahimi Arboleya

Licenciada en Microbiología, Universidad de La Habana. Master en Comunicación. Directora Editorial de OnCuba.

The Malecón seawall

Ever since they were discovered by human beings, islands are seen from the ocean and look out toward the ocean. Perhaps living on islands is what makes us curious people, with an insatiable need for exploring the unknown, going beyond borders and taking risks. But going through that experience together in life within a small space also anchors us and unites us.

The best of times

For any Cuban, July and August are synonymous with hot weather, beach, going out, beer, children jubilantly playing outside, games of dominoes…. For parents, those months also mean racking their brains to find ways to keep kids entertained enough so that they will finish the day exhausted and ready for sleep as early as possible.

Here, whoever isn’t part Congolese is part Carabali

Like all Cubans, I have often heard this proverb, which refers to the ethic groups – the Kongo, or Congolese, and Carabali — of many of the black Africans who were brought to Cuba as slaves. According to official statistics, the Cuban population is 65 percent white, about 25 percent mulatto, or mixed-race and 10 percent black. However, scientists have demonstrated what popular tradition has held for some time: we Cubans are one big genetic mix, with more than Congolese and Carabali.

An April of Images

Some may not know that Havana was one of the first cities in Latin America to enjoy the novelty of cinema. The miracle came via Gabriel Veyre in January 1897. That same year Veyre himself, a representative of the Lumiere brothers, produced in Havana the first motion picture filmed in a Cuban environment, the silent film “Mock-up of a Fire”.

Cuba is a mystery

Cuba is a mystery. What is its allure that makes it impossible to come in contact with her and remain indifferent? Our publication aims precisely to answer that question. These have been times of excitement, creativity, teamwork and hope. We have in mind a magazine that addresses Cuba from its most intimate perspective. The richness of Cuban culture, the events that commemorate the nation’s history, the natural environment, the economy, daily life; these will be the topics that we will speak to, focusing on the Cubans, those who made and make the difference.

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