By Irina Pino
HAVANA TIMES – Today is Christmas Eve. What fun! A holiday to be spent with the family, or with friends. We have to get things ready, buy food in advance, go to the the private Mexprimen (squeeze you dry stores) as I call them because prices are so high.
Lots of people are planning a full-out party, but the truth is everything is hard, there isn’t enough food for us to be thinking about this traditional meal. Eating is a necessity. Nourishing the body is a pipedream.
A friend invited me to the Casa de la Amistad on December 24th, but I still don’t know if I’m going or not. It’s normally rock band La vieja escuela playing, and guest bands perform too. They mostly do covers, although they also play original songs too.
People who go are rock fans and go to shake their bones, as we say here. Although people come here to let loose, to get away from the insecurity of a landscape that has become totally uninhabitable for people without financial means; and can just about put a plate of food on the table.
The TV show Con filo is recorded in the same backyard where rock bands play. This show is just about showing and defaming people who express their disagreement with the system in Cuba. The worst thing is they are trying to convince t