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Fun facts about Ten Cuban musicians to listen to before your trip to Cuba

Cuba has always been an island with a rich musical output. Music plays a big role in Cuban culture, and the country has produced countless talented musicians. Whilst a list of Cuban musicians worth listening to could go on for miles and miles, I have limited it to ten to provide a starting point that (in my subjective opinion) give a flavour of different Cuban music.

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Fun facts about Ten Cuban musicians to listen to before your trip to Cuba
Buena Vista Social Club - What are these songs about?
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Buena Vista Social Club - What are these songs about?

In the mid-1990s the US musician Ry Cooder and his colleagues took high-tech recording equipment to Cuba, assembled some old-time Cuban musicians and re-recorded local songs with a twist. The result, the Buena Vista Social Club album, sold over a million copies worldwide upon its release, and was also accompanied by a critically acclaimed film.

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Ten fun facts about great salsa bars and clubs in Havana
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Ten fun facts about great salsa bars and clubs in Havana

Salsa music is a very important part of Cuban culture. The music, the dancing, the energy, the sheer pleasure, Cuba is the best country in the world to go on holiday and experience it. Read our article and discover the best salsa bars in Havana.

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Carnivals in Cuba: join the nation's biggest parties
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Carnivals in Cuba: join the nation's biggest parties

The celebrations take place throughout the summer in various towns and cities. Here is some of the history behind Cuban carnivals and the important dates to remember. Read on and find all you need to know.

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The sounds of Cuba: Fiesta del Tambor
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The sounds of Cuba: Fiesta del Tambor

Life in Cuba is soundtracked by the Afro-Cuban rhythms of Rumba, Son, Timba, Guaguancó and everything in between. All these musical genres meet at Fiesta del Tambor. Read on and get ready to plan your trip to Cuba.

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