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two dancersRumbata DancersCulture In Cuba


Cuba is a place like no other. With few influences from the outside world, Cubans have forged an idiosyncratic, vibrant culture out of humble ingredients. It’s a place where the rhythmic tapping of two spoons sets a party in motion, where schools with meager supplies produce world-class artists, athletes and doctors. This is the magic of Cuba.

Cubans are a warm and friendly people. They approach life with a dramatic flair and an ability to laugh, even in the most difficult times. Their passion is visible, not only on the Malecón where intertwined couples line the seawall, but also in the heartfelt way they dance, play music and participate in sports. They are fierce competitors and have a particular zeal for baseball, which stems from its powerful history as a symbol of national identity.

Arial photo of Havana HotelsThe island pulsates with some of the best music in the world—an exhilarating fusion of Spanish and African sounds, modern and traditional influences. In the capitol city of Havana, a young crop of talented artists and musicians is challenging social and creative boundaries and adding new layers of complexity to Cuba’s culture.Guaybero

Cuba hosts hundreds of cultural events and festivals every year. With the help of our Cuban community of musicians, artists and cultural promoters, we bring you current information about as many of these events as we can. We continue to expand this section and will include more monthly and weekly shows, reviews of our favorite groups, clubs and “personajes,” as well as this year’s Carnaval schedules in the different cities.



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