Meivys Sahily Guilarte Miranda, 35, is a musician specializing in percussion and voice. She studied music for six years before getting a contract to play percussion in Singapore and then later moved to Bali to play Top 40 music. "The culture was so different in these places but I lived with Cubans so that made it easier," she explains. She recently returned to Havana to look after her sick mother and reestablish her career there. "It was a triumph to come home after so long," she says. "If I could make it over there, I think I can make it here," she adds. Of Cuban women she says "we are very expressive. We show what we feel...and we love to dance!"