Diana Rita Cabrera

Diana Rita Cabrera
Diana is Cuba Direct’s Marketing Specialist. Born and raised in Havana, she is deeply in love with her hometown. Her passion is to share travel tips, photos and insights - just ask her about her Cuban recipes!

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Cuba's Biggest Literary Event: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Diana Rita Cabrera on 12-Feb-2018 13:50:09

With the motto leer es crecer (reading is growing), Cuba’s International Book Fair takes place every February. The Cuban publishing industry’s largest annual event transforms the usually-deserted La Cabaña fortress into a huge book market, selling new and old titles of all genres. Attracting publishing companies, book-lovers and curious tourists alike, the fair also includes book presentations, award ceremonies and musical concerts at night. Havana hosts the event for 10 days before it travels to other cities across the island, ending four months later and almost 500-miles away in Santiago de Cuba.

Here we answer all your questions about one of the book-loving island's biggest cultural events.

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Tags: havana, culture, literature, santiago de cuba, cuba books

The Sound of Cuba: Fiesta del Tambor

Posted by Diana Rita Cabrera on 12-Feb-2018 13:47:11

Whether you find yourself in drizzly London, bustling Barcelona or frenetic Hong Kong, you can’t help but sail away to a sunny Caribbean beach when you hear the mellow and rounded beat of bongos. Cuba is the land of percussion: life on the tropical island is soundtracked by the Afro-Cuban rhythms of rumba, Son, Timba, Guaguancó and everything in between. All these percussion-based musical genres meet at Fiesta del Tambor, a Havana festival and competition that showcases the work of both famous and debutant instrumentalists eager to show off their skills on the tambores (drums). If your feet (or at least your heart!) vibrate to the beat of batás, bongos, or drums, this is the event for you!

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Tags: havana, events, music, religion, santería, afro-cuba

Cuba, Cigars & Churchill

Posted by Diana Rita Cabrera on 12-Feb-2018 13:33:02
Every February Havana welcomes hundreds of cigar aficionados from all over the world who descend on the city, eager to enjoy fine hand-rolled Habanos (premium Cuban cigars) and share their passion for a culture deeply rooted in Cuba's identity as a nation. The Habanos Festival is one of the most important events in the island's calendar. Learn more about Cuban cigars and their link to one of the United Kingdom's most famous sons, Winston Churchill.
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Tags: events, cigars, history

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