This month, the brief but insightful CNN program "My City My Life" follows brotherman and ballet phenom, Carlos Acosta, around his beloved Havana. Having been forced into ballet by his father as a way to keep him out of trouble, Acosta wound up being the first black principal dancer in the London Royal Ballet, followed by a starring role at the Bolshoi. In this short clip from the special, he intones the musicality and flow of the everyday Cuban's walk, labeled esoterically by Cuban novelist Antonio Benítez-Rojo as "a certain kind of way."
(I love the group of men arguing about sports and politics in the park around 3:00; from the barbershop to the park to the church picnic...there we are.)
Click here to learn more about Fly Brother Carlos Acosta, "My City My Life", and the beautiful Caribbean queen, Havana.