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Yachting in Cuba with TOCA Trips

Attention yachting enthusiasts! With over 25 years experience creating cultural and humanitarian programs for clients interested in exploring Cuba’s unique gifts, TOCA Trips now offers exciting insights into the island’s culture and history through yachting tours and more. Over the years, we have developed deep and...

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The Wonder of Japan’s Cherry Blossom Season

If you have ever had the pleasure of being in Japan between late March and early May, you have undoubtedly experienced the wonder of cherry blossom season. Known as “sakura,” cherry blossoms bridge the gap between old and young, ancient and modern as the country finds...

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Bossa Nova Sinfónico & TOCA Culture: Resounding Success in Havana

The sun had not risen on the morning of May 11th when Robson Coccaro, President of TOCA Culture, was already being interviewed by Univision Television Network at Miami International Airport about the upcoming performance of Bossa Nova Sinfónico in Havana. The interview session culminated with...

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TOCA Culture Presents Bossa Nova Sinfónico in Havana, Cuba

TOCA Culture presents Bossa Nova Sinfónico in Havana Cuba MIAMI, USA (March 24, 2016) — The Miami-based cultural institution, TOCA Culture, will present Bossa Nova Sinfónico in Havana, Cuba on May 15th, as the opening concert for the 2016 Cuba Disco Festival. In a historic move, Cuba’s...

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Cienfuegos: Cuba’s Hidden Gem

Perhaps many of our readers have never heard of the city of Cienfuegos in Central Cuba, but it is time to take notice of this beautiful enclave by the sea! The Pearl of the South—as locals affectionally call it—sits by a vast bay and harbor...

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Havana’s International Jazz Festival and TOCA Culture

Picture a crowded basement. The lights are dim, the air thick with smoke and anticipation. A late night set is well into its umpteenth hour as local and international jazz greats make their way to the stage, adding their particular stamp to the continued improvisation. It...

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Dining Out of Our Comfort Zone

Dining out of our comfort zone often occurs when we're traveling to places where we are unfamiliar with the language.  Trying out foods and flavors  on a hunch or recommendation  is one of the best ways to discover the nuances of a culture, as well as to...

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A Few Thoughts on Travel

As most of our readers already know, we at TOCA are full-blown travelers. We are so aware of how the farther we get from home, the greater perspective we gain on who we are and how we handle life. Travel helps to shake us up...

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Our Green Connection

As a leader in the event production industry, we at TOCA Events feel very strongly about setting an example when it comes to green consciousness. Our choice is to be on the side of sustainability, setting an ethical example that embraces the preciousness of our...

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The Transformation of Rio’s Favelas

Favelas first appeared in Rio in the 19th century where they were built by soldiers with nowhere to live.  Also called "barrios Africanos," the favelas were home to  former slaves with no claim to land or work. Then came the 1970's when the migration of people from the...