MARK WALTER BRASWELL

Cuban Courage

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Mark Walter Braswell

Play track above for demo samples of four Latin-style songs written by Braswell and arranged by Yorgis Goiricelaya: Mi Cuba Es Para Siempre; Our Son; Tropicana Dreams; and Tell Me.

Synopsis:

Cuban Courage is the story of one boy in Havana and his parents’ difficult decision to send him alone to Miami to keep him safe and free from communist indoctrination. His harrowing journey brings to life the secret plan now called Operation Pedro Pan in which over 14,000 children were flown without their parents from Havana to Miami between 1960 and 1962. With its all-original score, Cuban Courage pays tribute to this historic struggle for freedom.

Play track above for four song samples in Act I:

What to Do? – vocals, Nick Richberg; piano, Caryl Fantel
I Wish – vocals, Alyssa Fantel & Dylan Alex; piano, Caryl Fantel
Interlude of Hope – vocals, Nick Richberg; piano, Caryl Fantel
Journey of Hope – vocals, Jeni Hacker & Nick Richberg; piano, Caryl Fantel
 
Play track above for four song samples in Act II:

A Mother’s Wish – vocals, Jeni Hacker; piano, Caryl Fantel
Freedom – vocals, Jeni Hacker; piano, Caryl Fantel
Moment of Truth – vocals, Nick Richberg; piano, Caryl Fantel
Tell Me – vocals, Jeni Hacker; piano Caryl Fantel; percussions, Roy Fantel