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The Havana Motor Club

The Havana Motor Club Classic American hot rods cars drag racing on the streets of Havana. HAVANA MOTOR CLUB is a documentary featuring the underground drag racing community in Cuba and how they are able for the first time since the revolution to enjoy their hobby. The film exposes the personal story of different characters […]

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NELSON PINEDO me voy pa’ la habana

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Celia Cruz – Pinar del rio

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Sonora Matancera Celia Cruz – Caramelo a Kilo

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Matanzas Cuba a Magical Place for Music

I was born in Matanzas Cuba, a magical place for music. Our ancestors came from Spain and Africa and turned Matanzas in a cultural center for centuries. Matanzas had influence Cuban and world music in many ways. I remember as a child running to see the main drummers in my town fiestas, from an early […]

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Royal Violets by Agustin Reyes

Viloets Perfume

For more than 80 years Agustin Reyes Royal Violets could very well be called the cologne of the Cuban people.  Since childhood Cubans have enjoyed this refreshing cologne. Like many of our ancestors the Agustin Reyes story is born with hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Agustin Francisco Reyes created his company on December 6 1927 […]

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Cuban Robin Hood. Guayabera shirts and bandits, Cuba in the 1800′s.

The guayabera shirt has a rich, colorful and even dangerous history as the fashion of choice for notorious Cuban bandits.

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Havana Street Food: What To Expect When Eating In Cuba

While on vacation, one of the most interesting elements of visiting a new culture is learning about how the locals enjoy everyday pleasures, and the leisure activities and daily habits that make their culture unique. To get a real flavor of the local culture, many tourists focus on exploring the traditional food in the area. […]

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Fried sweet plantains

Fried sweet plantains

Fried sweet plantains. They are everywhere! If you ever eaten in a Cuban restaurant you’ll notice these fried plantains offered as a side dish on almost every main course. These are sweet treats that will sure go very well with any Cuban dishes.  The sweet plantains are not fried bananas instead the plantains are a […]

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El Palacio de Valle

El Palacio de Valle Located in Punta Gorda, in the city of Cienfuegos El Palacio de Valle is a gorgeous palace reminiscent of Spanish-Moorish art with influences of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Mudejar arts. The palace used to belong to Don Acisclo del Valle, owner of several plantations in the Cienfuegos city area. The palace was […]

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