portrait of two women DJs Pauza
Paula Fernández, 25, and Zahira Sánchez, make up the first female electronic DJ duo, Pauza, meaning 'pause'. The pair have been featured on the covers of magazines in Cuba and have received sponsorship from Red Bull. They deviate from the more typical pop-music and reggaeton DJs in Havana, instead playing deep house, techno, and Afro-Cuban throwback sounds. But working in a country where downloading a single song from the internet can take 10-20 minutes makes it difficult to keep up with the latest modern trends.