MagiCuba truly sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime experience; a rare chance to visit a beautiful country and experience magic from both local and international performers all throughout the city. We’ve covered the upcoming event in our own interview with convention co-host John Rose, but this week Scott Wells’ Magic Word podcast took some time this week to chat with Rose and mentalist Jon Stetson on their work bringing this convention to Cuba.
The discussion about MagiCuba begins around the 30 minute mark, where the duo talks about the kinds of groups required to wrangle this sort of convention in a country that hasn’t done anything like this before, the difficulties of trying to arrange street magic in Cuba, and the unique cultural qualities that make Cuba the perfect place for a magic convention.
You can listen to the full episode via the Magic Word’s website (there’s even a MagiCuba registration discount on the episode page!), or subscribe to the podcast feed via iTunes.