Casa de las Tradiciones

Top choice live music in Santiago de Cuba

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 and soloists take turns improvising. Friday nights are reserved for straight-up classic trova, à la Ñico Saquito and the like. There's a gritty bar and some colorful artwork.