PIQUETE MELODIAS ANTILANAS & ALEGRÍAS DE VIVIR

Learn the historic song and dance of Cuba from those who know it best.

Meet musicians from Piquete Melodias Antilanas, one of the Cuba’s last piquete groups – a street music style that combines waltzing and marching. The musicians will perform 19th century Cuban music on 200-year old instruments – as performers from Alegrías de Vivir teach you Cuba’s national dance, the Danzón. Both a musical genre and dance, the Danzón is a fusion of European and African styles brought to the country over centuries of migration and foreign occupation.

This activity is available on our Undiscovered Cuba tour or can be integrated into a custom-made itinerary.