Havanatur looks on as Obama offers to extend a hand to Cuba This week president Obama has taken the unusual initiative to make it clear to Raul Castro that, with some change in Cuba, he is willing to talk business. Havanatur, Cubas largest operator is looking on wide eyed at the prospects of millions of Americans visiting Cuba should the travel restrictions. Already Havanatur has captured the US market with the so called people to people American visitors, essentially a method to visit Cuba under a license which requires visitors to maintain a strict schedule without a typical leisure schedule including beaches and sea. Basically, generalized tourism is still forbidden but, those who qualify are able to visit in groups which do anything from Salsa classes to photographic tours to hospital visits. All is good so long as theres an education angle attached and there is plenty of contact with the Cuban people (hence the people (Cuban) to people accolade) Many Americans are rushing to try and see Cuba now, a sort of forbidden fruit type visit which will intrigue friends and family. The typical oh really you went to Cuba?? brigade. However, these Cuba people to people exchanges are not without drawback, first up is the price…One recent trip this December […]
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CubaDisco 2014 Havanatur is pleased to announce CubaDisco 2014. Each year Cubadisco is dedicated to a country and a musical genre and also pays tribute to artists and personalities with a distinguished creative work within the Cuban Music industry. Specialized conferences, expositions, colloquiums, concerts and CD launching take place during the event, as well as a wide musical program at different theaters and salons of Havana, with the participation of many Cuban and foreign groups and singers. The shows […]
Cuban Reggaeton Stars Cuban Reggaeton is an urban form of music which started in Havana in the late 90s which has its roots in Latin and Caribbean music. Its sound originates from the Reggae en Espanol from central America and countries like Colombia and Panama. The genre was invented, shaped and made known in Puerto Rico in the early 1990s where it got its name. Popular songs have been: La mordidita by Candyman y la Familia Chupa chupa by […]
Cuban music playlist 2012 Just a handful of iconic places in the world that should be visited at least once in a lifetime and Cuba is one of them because Cuban musicis so diverse and interesting. They've always had a particular draw, attracting waves of visitors every year due to Cuban music. Cuban music has inspired novels, poems, songs and films, and become icons in sound. Cubamusica.com has compiled a playlist of music that is quintessential to each of these […]
Paulito FG is known as a great musician, an all round artist who has build up his career with profound intelligence, incontestable amount of talent and artistic devotion in each performance. Paulo Alfonso Fernandez Gallo, was born in HavanaCuba, at the age of 19,Paulito FGstarted clarinet classes in the conservatorium Ignacio Cervantes. The exceptional sound of his voice impressed those around him and won him a reference to Benny More music records producers, beginning, thus, his career as a professional […]
Chucho Valdes (real name Jesus Dionisio Valdes in Quivican, Cuba, October 9, 1941) is a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger. In 1972 he created the group Irakere, one of Cuba’s best-known Latin jazz bands. With pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Valdes is revered as one of Cuba’s greatest jazz pianists. His father is another famed Cuban pianist and former director of Havana’s famous “Tropicana” night club band Bebo Valdes. Chucho has won 4 Grammy awards: in 1978 for the album Live […]
Tropicana Cabaret If you enjoy and appreciate Las Vegas style Tropicana Cabaret entertainment with a live orchestra, dozens of dancers and entertainers then the Tropicana Cabaret won’t disappoint. Theres an […]
Surrounded by lush vegetation visits can enjoy a glittering spectacle featuring over 200 singers, dancers, musicians and vocalists. The Tropicana Cabaret is Cuba’s most famous cabaret and is offered by […]