Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Marine Mambí

This is the song that started off the "A Captain Unafraid" trip. I got my inspiration for the ditty after reading this article Marine Mambí by José Quintana in 2010. 

It was a wonderful feeling to be sitting in José's back garden five years later after completing the Cuban portion of the filming. If I do look a bit wrecked thats cause I was, a couple of days later I went into anaphylactic shock in Toronto airport. Thankfully the medics were on call and I returned to my plucky self a few weeks later, after a short dose of steroids! The mind is strong yet the body wains.

Ciego De Ávila, Cuba, 2015
Photo by Pat Hartnett