Music in Cuba is for all ages, all places, all time

Music appreciation starts young in Cuba. Kids learn salsa and cha-cha-cha about the time they learn to walk.

Cubanos love their music. It’s everywhere – on the streets, in stores, pubs and bistros and especially in the cities where in each one you usually find a Casa de Trova with groups playing afternoons to the wee small hours and Casa de Musica for local groups and DJs.

Clips of of what I saw and heard are at http://laq.info/trips/cuba/music/large.m4v

Sweets and music are fallbacks to alleviate frustrations. More than once, music was described as a coping mechanism.
Folkloric dancing is here – http://laq.info/trips/cuba/religion/pages/green.htm

Cuban music combines many influences – the island’s indigenous own, Spanish, African (from when slaves were brought in to work sugar cane plantations) and jazz.

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