Centro Cultural El Gran Palenque

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Centro Cultural El Gran Palenque information

Havana , Cuba
Calle 4 No 103
btwn Calzada & Calle 5, Vedado
admission CUC$5
Opening hours
3-6pm Sat
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Founded in 1962, the high-energy Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba specializes in Afro-Cuban dancing (all of the drummers are Santería priests). See them perform, and dance along during the regular Sábado de Rumba – three full hours of mesmerizing drumming and dancing. This group also performs at Teatro Mella.

A major festival called FolkCuba unfolds here biannually during the second half of January.