Bahia describes herself as “an avid traveler and explorer of the Latin American diaspora.” The daughter of African-American and Panamanian parents, she grew up in Brooklyn, where she developed an interest in unifying cultures, connecting traditions, and building an identity.
Bahia had long wanted to connect Cuba’s history with her own. She visited for the first time after moving to Miami, and has not looked back.
An arts-and-culture enthusiast, she made immediate connections with painters and filmmakers, who taught her about the rich contributions of Afro-Cubans to the island’s cultural and social fabric. With Cuba on the brink of sweeping change, she’s eager to share its vibrancy and complexity, and build bridges of understanding between our countries.