PAUZA x verv.tv

Havana, cuba

Pauza is a collaboration between Havana-based DJs Paula Fernandez and Zahira Sánchez. Influenced by the island’s pervasive music culture, the duo borrows from traditional Cuban rhythms and instruments to give each song a unique flavor. In a country with limited WiFi access, Pauza’s ability to reach an international audience is a testament to both dedication and quality.


Poco a Poco worked with Pauza as part of a collaboration with verv.tv and its Startup Cuba series to produce original photo, video, and written content.

 

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  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Copywriting
 
Pauza Cuban female dj interview verv.tv
Pauza Cuban female dj interview verv.tv
Most electronic music comes from Europe or has a European sound. We want to make something that’s ours, that sounds Cuban. Cuban music is amazing, and it has lots of flavor. It would be crazy for us not to include it. We’re trying to make electronic music with Cuban flow.
— Paula Fernandez, PAUZA
Pauza Cuban female dj Bar Efe
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez
We’re really happy to travel the world and play our music, but our home is here in Cuba. There’s this idea that Cubans always want to leave this country, that we don’t like living here. That’s a ridiculous projection on us. That’s not how things really are.
— Paula Fernandez, PAUZA
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez
Most of the electronic scene is dominated by men, the fact that we’re women makes us unique and interesting.
— Paula Fernandez, PAUZA
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez
Pauza Cuban female dj Paula Fernandez