Santiago de Cuba Videos
Sergio de Liz
Sergio de Liz is a 'street talent' that enjoys playing his own songs in Santiago´s park and squares. Santiago de Cuba is the musical heart of the island and is full of musicians playing everywhere.
Bughouse chess game is played in Santiago de Cuba´s main square. Cuba has produced various important world class chess players including genius world champion Jose Raul Capablanca. Currently Cuba has numerous Grand Masters like Leinier Domingeuz and Lazaro Bruzón that that play in the major world chess events.
The "tres" is an instrument very similar to a guitar but with 3 or 4 pair of strings, its sonority is very organic and the scales and melodies are overwhelming. Cuba is famous for its music, the son, rumba, cha cha cha, guaguancó, changui, punto cubano and even the recent Cubatón, are truly genuine musical expresions of the cuban cultural richness.
"El Pregón" is an artistic expresion originated in product and services advertising done by those who offered them in the streets. Being very rich in styles, the "Pregón" is a traditional, fun and interesting way of marketing that is still alive in Cuba. Travellers that visit Santiago de Cuba city will find "pregones" in the streets.
"La Escalera" (the stairway), is an iconic place in Santiago de Cuba; a cultural project conceived by his owner Eddy to exchange and sell books. This small room in the historic center of Cuba´s second largest city has since become the spot where many locals and travelers leave something, such a as photo, as a legacy of their life and journey. "La Escalera" is also an excelent place for those looking for exotic antique items. Eddy is a super-nice guy with a warm welcoming smile.
Yoruba Dancing & Singing
Cuba´s culture has a very strong connection with the legacy of the african natives brought to the island by the spanish conquerors as slaves. The religious believes, the dancing and singing remained strong despite anything and became an unvaluable ingredient in the wonderful mix of the cuban culture identity.
Pello 21 y su Organo Paris
Traditional Cuban music (son, rumba and cha cha cha) played by Peyo 21 and his 1940's "Paris Organ" in a park of Santiago de Cuba city.