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Posted June 11, 2008 by publisher in Cuban Music

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Written by Julie Schwietert | Photo by Brayan Collazo Alonso | MatadorNights.com

From the tragically touristy to the totally local, our top 10 nightlife guide to Havana takes you to places that reveal Havana’s complexity… and, of course, its love of music, dance, and drink!

10. Casa de la Musica

Casa de la Musica is one of the best places for live music and local culture in Havana. With shows every night of the week and a punishing schedule (4 PM -7 PM and 10 PM – 2 AM), you’d be lying if you came home and said you weren’t able to find any place with live local music and dancing.

Address: Galiano between Neptuno y Concordia, Centro Habana
9. El Delirio Habanero

If any night spot in Havana can legitimately be called laid back, El Delirio Habanero is it. This is a great spot for a romantic evening. El Delirio Habanero is a piano lounge that doubles as a performance space hosting comedians and cabaret. Popular with locals and tourists, its location on the fourth floor of the National Theatre offers fantastic night views of the city and, especially, the impressive Monumento a la Revolucion.

Address: Plaza de la Revolucion, Paseo y Calle 39
8. Café Cantante Mi Habana

Be sure to read the rest of the article for photos and the rest of the top ten hotspots for nightlife in Habana Vieja.

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  1. Follow up post #1 added on June 17, 2008 by Corbett Deaton

    I am Corbett Deaton of the band 5-F-U-For The Soul.
    > We are a Christian music group.
    > We would like to do a series of concerts in Cuba.
    > Could you be of assistance?
    > This is what we need.
    > We need an person to organize and schedule our travel arrangements and concerts.
    > We only want our expenses paid.
    > We need to do 5 or more concerts.
    > Do you have the resources to do this? Can you help with this?
    > We would prefer the money or profit go to a local charity organization in Cuba.
    > We will only make money from our CD sales.
    > Here is our web site. The music here is recorded live. Not in a studio.
    > http://foggyhollowmusic.com
    > http://myspace.com/fhmc
    > Blessings

    Me Corbett Deaton de la banda de 5-FU para el alma.
    > Somos un grupo de música cristiana.
    > Nos gustaría hacer una serie de conciertos en Cuba.
    > ¿Podría ser de ayuda?
    > Esto es lo que necesitamos.
    > Necesitamos una persona para organizar y programar nuestros arreglos de viaje y conciertos.
    > Nosotros sólo deseamos que nuestros gastos pagados.
    > Tenemos que hacer 5 o más conciertos.
    > ¿Tiene los recursos para hacer esto? ¿Pueden ayudarme con esto?
    > A lo mejor se prefiere el dinero o beneficios irán a una organización local sin fines de lucro en Cuba.
    > Nosotros sólo ganar dinero de nuestras ventas de CD.
    > Aquí está nuestro sitio web. La música es grabado en directo. No en un estudio.
    > http://foggyhollowmusic.com
    > http://myspace.com/fhmc
    > Bendiciones

  2. Follow up post #2 added on June 17, 2008 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    Are you based in the US? If so, you have LOTS of hurdles.

    Then, getting permission to play in Cuba has LOTS of hurdles. So, you really need to do lots of homework.

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  3. Follow up post #3 added on February 06, 2011 by The Breezes

    Great article.
    The Breezes, from Montreal, Canada are gonna be in Havana at the end of February, and are looking to DJ some party sets.
    Can you suggest any local clubs that would might be interested in hiring and promoting guest DJ’s.
    Style would be psychedelic/hip-hop/soul/mix-tape for these sets, think Flying lotus meets Jay Dilla.
    Contact info, would be great.
    James Benjamin
    The Breezes

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