It is a Thursday night and concert hall 1 at Havana’s fashionable arts venue Fábrica de Arte Cubano (F.A.C.) is exploding with audiences dancing to the sound of
In the words of Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez, “the spirit of internationalism is a traditional quality of the Cubans”. Nevertheless, Cuba’s abilities to pursue international cultural exposure
I met Watusi (artistically known as Watusi87) at a Sunday evening jam at Acklam Village in Ladbroke Grove. The centre is a home to victims of the Grenfell
It was a warm early October Saturday. We were celebrating the day of the Orisha Orula, the master diviner of the Lucumí (also known as Yoruba or Santería)
It is Sunday, 3rd February 2019, a week after a rare and deadly tornado devastated Havana’s boroughs of Regla, Guanabacoa and 10 de Octubre. The government has been
There are only two jazz dedicated venues in Havana - La Zorra y El Cuervo on La Rampa and Jazz Café in the Centro Comercial Galerías Paseo on
“More with less” is a phrase which accurately and succinctly defines the way of life in Cuba for artists and musicians as well as for the general population.
Below zero temperature, snow and slippery roads did not hinder the celebratory evening dedicated to Cuba’s iconic double bassist and composer Israel López Valdes, better known as Cachao,