Closeup September 5, 2018
We Are All Worthy of One Another

Producer Harris Eisenstadt traveled back to Matanzas, Cuba for the fourth time in the summer of 2018 to play batá drums at Afro-Cuban Santería ceremonies. But he also returned to hatch an idea with the Matanzas-based production house El Almacén, which means “the warehouse” in Spanish. Together they began a music and film project that tells the stories of people from vastly different walks of life in a small Cuban city, known as both the cradle of Afro-Cuban culture and the Athens of Cuba, due to its rich colonial history.

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