“Mano a Mano means hand in hand,” says Fermin Rojas, a Cuban-born filmmaker who grew up in Miami Beach and South Miami and now lives in Oakland Park with husband and business partner Jay Kubesch. Mano a Mano is also the name of Cuba’s gay men’s chorus, a group of five singers visiting the United States for the first time and performing Saturday night in Fort Lauderdale with 80 members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. “The people in Cuba love Mano a Mano,” says lead singer Arian Ferrer, 29, of Havana, who with the rest of his group arrived June 13 in Fort Lauderdale. Since then, they’ve performed concerts in Los Angeles and Washington; Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York; and in Provincetown, Massachusetts. They sing in English and Spanish.
July 19 / Miami Herald