Music in Cuba (Part 2: Havanason)

During our one-day trip into Havana, we had lunch at some place where a music duo called Havanason serenaded the patrons like this:

(Do a search for “Havanason” and you’ll discover more than a few bands with that name.) Here are two CDs they sold us for 5 pesos each:

The MP3 disc ain’t exactly legal, but I don’t think copyright is as big a deal in Cuba as it is in North America. The guy on the right whistles like a bird through most of the songs like this:

And here’s the one song everybody played (which happens to be the name of a half decent cigar too):

Related posts for my trip to Cuba are filed under Varadero.

About Phillip

Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John’s, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

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