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Air Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 9:00 PM
When the U.S. trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuban scientists developed their own biotech industry – and promising lung cancer vaccines. Can they now team up with U.S.
Air Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 7:30 PM
In the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, Cuba is an island teeming with exotic biodiversity: from coral reefs pulsating with life to five-foot-long Cuban rock iguanas.
Air Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 10:00 PM
More than four dozen world-renowned artists come together for an International Jazz Day celebration in Havana, Cuba, culminating in an all-star concert. Featuring performances by Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Chucho Valdes and more.
Air Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2018 10:00 PM
Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world’s largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills, and refined sugar to the ports.
Air Date: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 8:00 PM
Join host Ann Curry as two men search for the people who helped them come to the U.S. when they fled Castro’s Cuba.
Air Date: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 9:00 PM
Take an intoxicating musical journey to today’s Cuba where past, present and future collide in joyful celebration. This performance-documentary also features evocative performance segments hosted by the Grammy-winning Raúl Malo of The Mavericks.
Air Date: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 11:00 PM
Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell leads a LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER event with the Chamber Orchestra of Havana, composed of some of Cuba’s most accomplished classical musicians. Bell performs a range of selections, from Vivaldi classics to Piazzolla tangos and more, building a bridge between Cubans and American artists.
Air Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 11:00 PM
Learn how two musical geniuses, producers Willie Clarke and Johnny Pearsall, created the first black-owned record label in Florida. Explore the early days of 1960s soul music in Miami, the pioneers of that era and their lasting contributions to the broader American musical landscape.
Air Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 10:00 PM
Produced in collaboration with NPR, FRONTLINE presents the dramatic story of a Gitmo detainee released from the controversial U.S. prison after 14 years, and the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists. Also in this hour, FRONTLINE works with Retro Report to explore the untold history of the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Air Date: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 10:00 PM
Latin superstar Jon Secada, who began his three-decade career with Gloria and Emilio Estefan, returns to his Havana roots for SOUNDSTAGE with a thrilling tribute to Cuban legend Benny Moré. Secada also performs hits from throughout his own career.
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