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12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Havana Now and 10 Tips Once You Get There

David Latt | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
David Latt

The flight from Miami to Havana took less than an hour. After we checked in to the Hotel Nacional we wasted no time and left the hotel so we could start experiencing Havana. We walked to the Malecón, the iconic seawall that protects the city from the ocean. Two fishermen talked as they held fishing lines in the water.

Not Quite a Top Ten List of World Music

Marty Lipp | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts
Marty Lipp

With the arrival of 2016, I have to once again say good-bye to musicians who bumped me up, comforted me like an old friend and occasionally introduced me to feelings I didn't know I had. Thanks to all for the wonderful moments together.

Chicago and Havana: A Musical Connection At The Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.20.2016 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I recently enjoyed a scintillating evening of international cultural exchange featuring a concert of orchestral musical magic at Chicago's famous Audi...

Kickin' It in the USA With Cuban Art, Music, and Culture

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 10.22.2016 | Entertainment
Miles Mogulescu

Cuban artists and musicians -- some of the best artists and musicians in the world--are literally invading the U.S. this month with an unprecedented onslaught of art shows and musical performances.

Cuban Art Invades West Coast This Weekend

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 10.15.2016 | Arts
Miles Mogulescu

The largest and most comprehensive exhibit of Cuban art ever presented on the West Coast holds its gala opening this Saturday and Sunday at Arena 1 Gallery in at the Santa Monica Airport for the start a 5-week run.

The Poet of Havana: Carlos Varela

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 10.11.2016 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

Since I was unable to attend the Woodstock Film Festival this year, Woodstock singer/songwriter (and ex-music critic) Charles Lyonhart covered the eve...

Some of World's Best Art Is Made in Cuba

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Entertainment
Miles Mogulescu

Cuban artists are creating some of the most exciting and innovative contemporary art in the world. The best Cuban art can stack up against the best contemporary art being created in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London or other world art centers, while still maintaining an essential Cuban spirit.

Dancing with Cubans!

Sara Davidson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Sara Davidson

I'm awakened the next morning by the sound of drums. Walking out on my balcony, I see four groups of musicians gathering in the square, drumming, singing, and I feel my body entraining with the music.

Latin Music From All Over the Map

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
Marty Lipp

It seems appropriate to start off a column about odds and ends of recent Latin releases with the Buena Vista Social Club's latest, "Lost and Found," since it is a bit of yard sale of an album.

What's With Cuban Women?

Sara Davidson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Sara Davidson

This is central Havana -- drab, crowded and ugly -- where a building collapses every three days. The buses are so full that people have to fight their way inside, so they often walk the distance or splurge on a bicycle taxi.

Got My Mojo Back in Cuba

Sara Davidson | Posted 05.24.2015 | Travel
Sara Davidson

Looking through the door, I saw a four-piece band on a wooden dance floor, with several couples doing a provocative salsa and others sitting in metal folding chairs.

Album May Be "Final," But Cuban Singer Ferrer Is Not Done Yet

Marty Lipp | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

In a country where the government controlled the media, his ability to reach listeners was stunted. Nevertheless, he has continued to write and occasionally perform and release albums.

Black Tears: A Loving Goodbye to Bebo Valdes

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The sad history of Bebo Valdés is that during his entire time as an émigré, he was erased from the repertoire of Cuban culture in the national media -- until the worldwide success of Lagrimas Negras, a record the Cuban musical censors could not bury.

Reggaeton Will Be Forbidden In Cuba

The Huffington Post | Hirania Luzardo | Posted 12.06.2012 | Latino Voices

All music with "aggressive lyrics," or that is "sexually explicit, obscene, or misrepresents the inherent sensuality of Cuban women" will be banned fr...

Ninety Miles Live at Cubadisco Electrifies

Lew Whittington | Posted 01.29.2013 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Ninety Miles Live at Cubadisco is not only one of the finest live recordings of the year, it's just one of the best jazz albums of the year. This recording captures the dimensional quality of this live performance.

Music to Cool You From Around the World

Marty Lipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marty Lipp

We all have our summer coping mechanisms -- repeated cold showers, Ranier cherries in a bucket of ice water -- but I have always made liberal use of music that is not just cool, but cools.

Cuban Musicians Help Thaw US-Cuba Relations

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing gro...