The Amazing Afro-Cuban Colors of Havana Come to Harlem – EBONY

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The Amazing Afro-Cuban Colors of Havana Come to Harlem

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Models bring Cuban inspired culture and fashion to the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Models bring Cuban inspired culture and fashion to the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Cuban Dance Troupe Compañía de Danzas Tradicionales de Cuba JJ (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Cuban Dance Troupe Compañía de Danzas Tradicionales de Cuba JJ (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

The colorful presentation featured wardrobe from several fashion designers who hail from Cuba (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

The colorful presentation featured wardrobe from several fashion designers who hail from Cuba (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Models wait to take the stage at the HarlemMusicFest with a special salute to the Harlem/Havana Initiative (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Models wait to take the stage at the HarlemMusicFest with a special salute to the Harlem/Havana Initiative (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

New York radio personalites Imohotep Gary Byrd, Bob Slade, Bugsy, Lenny Green, and Debi B (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

New York radio personalites Imohotep Gary Byrd, Bob Slade, Bugsy, Lenny Green, and Debi B (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Afro-Cuban inspired dress hits the stage at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival  (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Afro-Cuban inspired dress hits the stage at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Recording Artist Renee Neuville (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Recording Artist Renee Neuville (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Cuban Designer Mariela Caridad (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Cuban Designer Mariela Caridad (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Cuban jazz pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco performs at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Hakim Mutlaq)

Cuban jazz pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco performs at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Hakim Mutlaq)

The crowd enjoys the scenery at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

The crowd enjoys the scenery at the Harlem/Havana Music and Cultural Festival (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Recording Artist Eric Benet taking a selfie with a fan (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

Recording Artist Eric Benet taking a selfie with a fan (Photo: Terrence Jennings/TerrenceJennings.com)

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This month, representatives of Havana, Cuba came to Harlem, NY, to introduce the country’s rich tapestry of music, dance, art, and culture to audiences at the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival.

It was a first time initiative, led by the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and Rep. Charles Rangel, but planners hope it will become an annual event.

In these photos, styles by fashion designers like Mariela Caridad and others and music from artists including pianist Jorge Pacheco and dance by Compañía de Danzas Tradicionales de Cuba JJ helped to bring the atmosphere of Cuba to New York City during the Harlem Music Fest.



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