Havana’s Top 10 Museums: From Well-Known Palaces to Quirky Collections

Posted by Diana Rita Cabrera on 04-Apr-2018 13:59:02

When most people think of Cuba they think of classic cars, Che, beaches and maybe even cocktails. Few people think of museums. What they don’t know is that the nation’s capital, Havana, is a haven for culture-vultures, history fanatics and art aficionados.

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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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