Cuban Music & Dance


Wilbur's Travels

Cuba’s got rhythm. Being a race made up of African, Spanish, Latin American, Cajun & indigenous Caribbean blood, that is hardly surprising.

Think reggae meets flamenco meets jazz meets gospel meets tribal meets Latin and you start to get the picture.

Modern Cuba has its roots mixed in with the Spanish colonialists and the slaves they brought from West Africa to work the sugar and tobacco plantations.

Traditions such as song & religion were the main things that gave the Africans hope, joy & dignity to help deal with the injustice, hard toil & sorrow.

On my recent visit to Cuba I witnessed music & dance in abundance. I will quickly skip over my disastrous salsa lesson to concentrate on the good stuff!

Every town and city has three very important social venues – the church of course and then the casa de la musica & casa de la trova –…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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