I had barely touched down in Cuba (and in fact hadn’t even checked into the hotel yet) before being whisked off to a concert that Berklee students were presenting at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA).

Enrico de Trizio, Katie Bilinski, Julia Easterlin, and John Hull had sent CDs and scores of the works to be performed before arriving, but had practiced with ISA students for just an afternoon before presenting the multidisciplinary show. It was an almost incongruous mix of instruments that nevertheless worked well together.

Modern Dancers at ISA

Photo by Brenda Pike

Two ISA students, Denise Espinoza and Lena Maria Baró, danced their interpretation of a song composed by Berklee Electronic Production and Design professor Neil Leonard and played by him on saxophone, John on laptop, and Julia on vocals.

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