Although Americans tourists are banned from entering the country, I went under the journalism category.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible  (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.
 

2018-12-09

Deaf Havana

I noticed that when hearing musicians set up a group, uses the word "Deaf" in the name of their rock band, like the British own Deaf Havana which came out with their "Sing" video showing a graffiti artist skateboarding across town paint spraying  the word "sing" in various language. If these rockers were actually Deaf themselves they would do it differently, paint spraying the word "SIGN," that is enough to bridge the gap, breaking down communication barriers around the world.
The video contains no closed-captions so their lyrics are posted below, I challenge the Deaf Havana to perform live in front of Deaf audience so we can feel the vibrations, and the musicians learn International Sign Language themselves and not relied on interpreters, and redo the video, changing its title to "SIGN,"  and learn the universal signs of sing with Deaf people of various countries around the globe.  

I wasn't striving for jealousy but I always looked good in green
And the things that I wanted I had all along, I was just too stubborn to see
And we all just sing along, try to struggle on
'Cause we need it, yeah we need it
We all just sing along, try to right the wrongs
'Cause we mean it, yeah we mean it
And I could have moved on faster but I'm still stuck
On the past and the things we'd do
'Cause I heard you bought a house last month
Well good for fucking you
And we all just sing along, try to struggle on
'Cause we need it, yeah we need it
We all just sing along, try to right the wrongs
'Cause we mean it, yeah we mean it
We're gonna sing, like we mean it
We're gonna sing, like we mean it
'Cause I mean it this time
I know I took it for granted
But I hope I can change my mind!
And we all just sing along, try to struggle on
'Cause we need it, yeah we need it
We all just sing along, try to right the wrongs
'Cause we mean it, yeah we mean it
And we're gonna sing, like we mean it
('Cause we mean it, yeah we mean it)
We're gonna sing, like we mean it
('Cause we mean it, yeah we mean it)
Like we mean it

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