Category Archives: Cuba

Sierra Maestra in Edinburgh

Hailing from Havana, Sierra Maestra are no strangers to the UK.  They were here only last spring (2011), when they also played in Edinburgh.  At their March 2012 gig, the band had everyone on their feet all night, as you … Continue reading

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Los Van Van in Leeds

Los Van Van, from Havana, Cuba, are an incredible band to see live.  With 16 musicians and vocalists on stage, they are true to the Spanish term for such a band: orquesta. I have seen them before – at the … Continue reading

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The Rum Diary – Mojito Mojo

  I went to see The Rum Diary, the latest Johnny Depp film, the other night.  I didn’t think an awful lot of the film – you can read my review here – but on a bleak Scottish winter’s night … Continue reading

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Havana Nights (and days)

In the last few years, Cuba has become an old hand at the tourist trade, so the track is pretty well beaten.  I would encourage you to break loose from your tour group or all-inclusive resort and check out some … Continue reading

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