Joanna Lumley’s Hidden Caribbean Havana to Haiti: Series1
Joanna Lumley travels across two of the most enigmatic countries in the Caribbean – Cuba and Haiti – to explore, uncover and share the hidden gems that these countries have to offer
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In the first episode Joanna explores the back streets of Havana, meets a rising female boxing star, watches a cabaret and reads to factory workers as they roll cigars. She also takes to a horse and cart to explore more of Cuba, including Hemingway’s favourite beach and Fidel Castro’s hometown.
Joanna completes her Cuban journey by visiting the infamous town of Guantanamo. Giving the prison a wide berth, she discovers that the song Guantanamera was born in the town, and meets a talented young singer who is recording the track herself. She then heads across the Windward Passage to Haiti, currently the poorest country in the Western World. She visits the Citadel, a mighty fortress built to deter colonial powers, before taking in a Voodoo ceremony on the Iles a Vaches.