I am an enthnomusicologist and musician specialising in Cuban music. I research the new social and cultural geographies of Havana, analysing the impact of private ownership of music venues, and increase in international cultural collaborations on the music industry in Havana. I further study the emergent London Cuban music and dance scenes, and their relationship with Havana. I investigate the image of “the street” as the home of Cuban music and the reinvention of Cuba’s African cultural and music heritage. I am also Co-Founder of the female Afro-Cuban percussion and vocals project “Alma de Tambor”.