Cuba's unique culture derives from a blend of European, Asian, and African influences. Ashé is a key principal of the island's African heritage, encompassing a philosophy of human symbiosis with nature. Produced through a partnership between Suns of Mercury, the University of Melbourne, the Afrekete Festival, Santería ritual specialists, and a growing community of supporters, this short film explores this increasingly global tradition.
Suns of Mercury's Adrian Hearn, Rodolfo "Panga" Hechavarría, and Wang Zheng-Ting discuss the healing power of drums, plants, and multicultural music. Click here to listen. Thanks to Andi Hovarth, Claudia Hooper, and the Eavesdrop on Experts team.