As you explore Cuba, infectious beats and sizzling rhythms spill into the streets from homes, restaurants, vintage convertibles and live performers. The trumpets, Spanish guitars and African drums blend together to create a vibrant, irresistible sound. Music is the island’s universal language, inviting visitors and locals alike to connect to something deeper than themselves. Once you hear it you can’t get enough. We invite you to explore Cuba’s ever-evolving music scene and discover the ways music is moving and shaping the culture of the island and its people.
Cuban music is often defined by the classic sounds of Buena Vista Social Club and Celia Cruz. The roots of Cuba’s rich musical history tell a deeper story, spanning sounds from Africa, Haiti, France and Spain. Global influences seamlessly join together, creating a diverse, vibrant variety of sounds and rhythms. Cuba has created some of the world’s greatest musicians and genres, from rumba to son and salsa.
The sounds of Cuba will introduce you to the beautiful island as you watch the sun go down with a mojito in hand at a private live rooftop performance. Your journey will take you into a local home for an Afro-Cuban drumming session, followed by an afternoon spent exploring in the back of a vintage convertible car. You will converse with famed local artists as if they were old friends and flip through Cuban records in the home of an internationally recognized producer and DJ. We’ll even give you exclusive access to the recording studio responsible for producing some of Cuba’s greatest hits. For music lovers, Cuba is the ultimate destination.