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Top Choice Live Music in Santiago de Cuba

Casa de las Tradiciones

The most discovered 'undiscovered' spot in Santiago still retains its smoke-filled, foot-stomping, front-room feel. Hidden in the gentile Tivolí district, some of Santiago de Cuba's most exciting ensembles, singers …
Top Choice Jazz in Santiago de Cuba

Iris Jazz Club

When Santiago gets too hot, noisy and agitated, you need a dose of Iris, one of Cuba's suavest and best jazz clubs where you can sit in a comfy booth surrounded by pictures of puffing jazz greats and watch some incr…
Live Music in Santiago de Cuba

Casa de la Trova

Santiago's shrine to the power of traditional music is still going strong five decades on, continuing to attract big names such as Buena Vista Social Club singer Eliades Ochoa. Warming up on the ground floor in the …
Dance in Santiago de Cuba

Conjunto Folklórico de Oriente

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.
Dance in Santiago de Cuba

Tumba Francesa la Caridad de Oriente

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. They can be seen in their rehearsal rooms on Tuesdays and Thursdays …
Live Performance in Santiago de Cuba

Noche Santiagüera

Every Saturday night, the side streets branching off this main thoroughfare teem with street food, music and crowds for a city-wide outdoor party.
Cabaret in Santiago de Cuba

Tropicana Santiago

Anything Havana can do, Santiago can do better – or at least cheaper. Styled on the Tropicana original, this 'feathers and baubles' Las Vegas–style floor show is heavily hyped by all the city's tour agencies who off…
Live Performance in Santiago de Cuba

Carabalí Izuama

Features comparsa (carnival music and dance groups) who represent the Los Hoyos neighborhood in Santiago’s July carnival. The group is a descendant of a 19th-century cabildo or mutual aid society formed along ethnic…
Live Music in Santiago de Cuba

Casa de Cultura Josué País García

Grab a seat (or stand in the street) and settle down for whatever this spontaneous place can throw at you: orchestral danzón, folkloric rumba, lovelorn trovadores (traditional singers) or rhythmic reggaeton (Cuban h…
Live Performance in Santiago de Cuba

Carabalí Olugo

This comparsa (carnival music and dance group) represents the Tivoli neighborhood in Santiago’s July carnival. The tradition is derived from 19th-century societies formed along ethnic lines, a factor still reflected…