AMANDA PALMER – THE ANGEL GABRIEL (postcard from havana)

a video postcard from havana, december 24th, 2016. This video production was made with funds from 9,000+ patrons.

THANK YOU TO ALL YOU PATRONS…i mean, look at this. using your patronage, we employed about 50 local havana artists, actors, painters, costume designers, dancers and film crew to make this, and we also filmed a ton of behind the scenes and we’re currently doing interviews with a ton of these (and other) havana locals…we’ll release that documentary soon. if you want to become part of this amazing art family and support more work, we would LOVE TO HAVE YOU. join at:



Havana, Cuba
December, 2016

This project, which brought together over 50 Cuban and American crew and visual/performing/costume artists, was made possible through direct patronage from over 9,000 people.

To my patrons: THANK YOU. To everyone else: please consider joining us so we can keep making All The Things together forever.


Conceived by Amanda Palmer & Andres Levin
Directed by Andres Levin with Jason Webley and Amanda Palmer

Produced by Andres Levin/Habanico/Music Has No Enemies


“The Angel Gabriel” – Traditional Basque Carol, Paraphrased by Sabine Baring Gould. Setting: Edgar Pettman.
Recorded by Amanda Palmer at Mad Oak Studio, Allston, MA.
Engineer: Benny Grotto.


Film Crew:

Production Coordinator – Verónica de la Torre

Director of Photography – Tousaint Avila
Editor – Joaquin Portocarero
Costume designer – Celia Ledón
Art Direction – Andres Levin
Hair and Makeup – Rogelio Conde

Production Assistants – Roque Carlos
Nuñez Astorga
Anaylin Sanchez
Israel Buergo
William Ulises Gascon
Camera Assistant – Douglas Fernandez
Assistant to Painter – Carlos Jimenez
Assistant to the Queen – Julio Alcala
Drivers – Jose Gandul
Jose A. Soto
Making Of – Juan Carlos Zaldivar



Jesus – Andros Perugorria
The Angel Gabriel – Roxana Macia
The Man – Jose Alvarez Calero
The Kids – Jorge Nonell
Maria Fernanda Gavilan

The Queen – Juan Felipe Sanchez
Amanda Palmer (as herself)
The Archangel – Guadalupe Blazquez
Jean D’Arc – Justine Marzack

The Tourists – Laura Sanford
Chris Beuscher
Anna & Ingrid Mattinger – (as themselves)
Tatoo Women – Mercedes Ciria

The Musicians – Jason Webley (as himself)
Jherek Bischoff & Mayumi Heider (as themselves)

The Dancers –Zeleidy Crespo
Raul Reinoso
Yasser Dominguez
(courtesy of Acosta Dance Company)

The Painter – Alejandro Pińieiro

…and a special appearance by Ash (as The Baby)

The finished painting will be available soon announcing further art-driven collaborations with Cuba…stay tuned.

Special thanks to Neil Gaiman, Livia _____ Hugh Howey, Maria our AirBNB hostess, Nick & Courtney at Fame House, and Superkate, Bill H & Hayley at AFP central.


Happy Holidays, World.

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