Cuba50 – Celebrating Cuban Culture


Welcome to the Cuba50 newsletter

It aims to bring together the best of Cuban arts and culture events in the UK plus the latest culture news from Cuba, in conjunction with the website

If you want your event to be part of Cuba50 submit it on the website or get in touch at

LosVanVan.jpgLos Van Van and Pablo Milanés to headline Cuba50 weekend June 27/28

The Cuba50 weekend at the Barbican 27-28 June, promises a feast of the very best live Cuban music and dance direct from Cuba.The two special concerts feature Cuba’s greatest dance band Los Van Van, nueva trova star Pablo Milanés, top rumba group Yoruba Andabo, the soulful Son Tropical and fabulous jazz pianist Harold Lopez Nussa. Book your tickets now!  more>>


Rakatan.jpgHavana Rakatan
05 – 23 May 09, Peacock Theatre, London

Mambo, jazz, bolero, son, cha-cha-cha, rumba and salsa all come alive in a dazzling dance display of Cuban passion. Set to live Cuban music courtesy of Cuba’s well-known son band Turquino, Havana Rakatan is a captivating journey through the dance and music of a truly unique country.   more>>

YUSA.jpgYUSA on UK & Ireland tour 
9 May – 1 Jun 09

Singer songwriter Yusa brings forward-thinking new music from Cuba. Combining a beautiful voice, bitter sweet lyrics and an intimate sound influenced by jazz, Brazilian music and rock as well as Cuban rhythms. more>>

Environmental.jpgEnvironmental Study Tour to Cuba
22 Nov – 07 Dec 09

Explore Cuba’s developing green issues with a full ecological agenda in its 50th Anniversary year. Includes hiking in the Escambray mountains, organic allotments and food conservation, an urban river conservation project, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, solar energy projects. more>>


clash.jpgSpanish Bombs: Tropical Tribute to The Clash
28 Apr 09, Barbican, London

The musical influence of The Clash on a generation of Spanish-speaking artists comes together in this unique concert, featuring guest musicians & vocalists from the hottest Latin bands around who bring to life the repertoire of this legendary band from London. more>>

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