Havana Music & Salsa

Havana Music Groups

Get some Authentic Cuban rumba in your veins! This raw music format in song and dance, driven by pulsating African rhythms, mixed with Hispanic influences. Rumba is sometimes an impromptu occurrence. Nevertheless, as a tourist, your best bet is to find the popular rumba spots around town, where the event is more formal but does still attract as many Cubans as tourists. The most atmospheric is the brightly painted alley, Callejón de Hammel on the Hospital y Armamburu streets of Old Havana, where several rumba groups play on weekends; the best known is Clave y Guagancó, which also performs at the UNEAC on Calle 17, sequin. Sábado de La Rumba at Centro Cultural El Gran Palenque Calle 4, entre 5ta y Calzada, 833 9075 is another great music venue, and less touristy than the Hammel event.