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The Ballet Folklórico Cutumba is an offshoot of the Oriente group formed in 1976...
Carnaval practice for the Sarabanda Mayombe happens weekly at this Tivolí foco (a show that takes place in Tivolí)...
Comparsa (carnival music and dance groups) who represent the Tivoli neighborhood in Santiago’s July carnival...
Comparsa (carnival music and dance groups) who represent the Los Hoyos neighborhood in Santiago’s July carnival...
Playas del Este’s gay scene revolves around a beach bar called La Paté , near Restaurante Mi Cayito, at the east end of Santa María del Mar...
This pleasant outdoor courtyard with a ‘ceiling’ made out of twisted vines is as an agreeable Old Town nook as any...
For pure tumba francesa dancing check out the Tumba Francesa La Caridad de Oriente, one of only three of these French-Haitian groups left in Cuba...
Santiago’s oldest folklórico group was formed in 1959; they are currently bivouacked at the Teatro Heredia. They perform a huge range of Afro-Cuban dance genres from gagá and bembé to tumba francesa.
One of the more modern folkloric groups formed in 1989 to promote Afro-Cuban dance to tourists. They can be seen performing on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons in the Casa del Caribe.
A restaurant by day and Camagüey’s only cabaret by night. Part with CUC$7 at the door to witness an intoxicating dose of perfectly enacted Cuban kitsch.
This place on the north side of Parque Céspedes has an upstairs terrace overlooking the square, for drinks (pay in pesos) and dancing.
A block north of Parque Martí, this is the city’s best movie house. Check the taped-up posters outside.
The Casa de Cultura Agustín J Crespo hosts cultural activities.
The most popular disco in Las Tunas. There’s also a cinema here.
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