Cuban Music | insightCuba

Blog

You are here

share  

Jul

01

The Five Best Spots for Salsa Dancing in Havana

There is some debate over the exact origins of salsa, but many historians agree that this popular music and dance were born in Cuba. Salsa music is a mish-mash of Latin musical rhythms centered mostly on traditional Cuban son music from the east. The high-energy music and accompanying dance gained its name in New York in the 1960s where son was fused with big band music and jazz, and Cubans and Puerto Ricans living in the big apple transformed the dance accordingly. 


May

27

My Cuba Diaries: Meeting Candita Batista

How does one go about planning a trip to Cuba based on meeting a centenarian? Let me tell you – no es fácil, as Cubans like to say. Chances are slim, and as it turned out in my case, nil. Two years after my first trip to Cuba, I was eager to make my way back to the Caribbean island, to witness the incredible winds of change as of late and to rub against the vibe of its people. But my end goal was to ultimately say hello to an old friend whom I’d met in Camagüey.


May

06

My Cuba Diaries: In Baracoa, to the beat of Kiribá y Nengón

With rhythmic, steady steps, uninterrupted and in continuous circle, the dance initiating the long-lived traditional Fiesta del Kiribá y Nengón, alive since more than a century,  reveals the primary cells of the Cuban son


Jan

09

Famous and Notable Cubans

Cuba’s a small island, but it’s given the world many athletes, artists, actors, musicians, and other notables.


Jul

27

Cuba at Home: Rueda de Casino in the U.S.

Dancing is one of Cuba’s favorite pastimes, and the popular rueda de casino dance is even getting people on their feet in the U.S.


Jul

01

Top Six Reasons To “C” Cuba Now

More than 50 years ago, Cuba underwent a political revolution. Now, diplomatic shifts are bringing change—and scores of formerly forbidden American visitors—to the island nation once again. Many believe that this is the best time to visit Cuba. Why? Here are six great reasons: 


Pages

Twitter Feed

  1. RT @HavanaMarathon: .@insightcuba Masala Expeditions brings you to the world’s most sought after destinations. Learn more, here: https://t.…
  2. Discover #Cuba Through its People! Watch: https://t.co/Yfk8KB9emqhttps://t.co/5ctkF7h2UX
  3. insightCuba people-to-people tours recently mentioned in a podcast segment by @CNTraveler! Click here to listen: https://t.co/Yq9EGBAUN1
Follow @insightcuba

Request your FREE Brochure!

Browse itineraries, check out photos, and learn more about upcoming trips with our FREE brochure.

Sign up for News & Offers