The Story of the Cuban Dancers, Anderson, Meltzer & Garant

 



Castro's departure reminded me of this:

Mangrove

Music by Harold Meltzer
Choreography by Josee Garant
William Anderson, solo guitarist

Miami, 2010

Most of Josee's dancers were Cuban defectors, and in 2010 they had defected recently.  They were on tour in Mexico and managed to get across the border into New Mexico or Arizona.

From there, they all managed to find their way to Miami.  (North Cuba)  After our performances, most of the dancers continued to dance salsa into the wee hours.

That's all.  I had no idea that defections from Cuba were ongoing. It didn't even make the news, it seems.