My Hood in Central Havana is known as Cayo Hueso, ‘island of Bones’. A stroll through the uneven streets is like stepping into a film directed by Fellini, Spike Jones and an Alvin Ailey dance sequence. All the colours of the Santeria gods are splashed on the walls, ruby red for Shango, sunshine yellow for Oshun and the colours of the ocean for Yemanja and the people sway as they walk, in search for bread, tomatoes, beer, taxis and each other. it is an African opera en vivo.
Voices shout and respond, the beat of drums slide out of open windows and rooftops wave multihued flags of laundry.
Walk half an hour West and you are in Vedado the haven of mansions and the upper middle class. Walk half an hour East and Old Havana awaits you with its ancient squares, tourist cafes and bars. Walk in Cayo Hueso and be in Cuba City.
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