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Cuba: Música de la Casa

A car outside a casa particular in Trinidad
José and Daisy's casa in Trinidad, where we first came across the Cuban fascination with 1980s music

Cuba is world famous for its music, and rightly so. Everywhere you walk in Cuba, music pours out of the buildings, whether it's the sound of a live band serenading tourists in the Casa de la Música, the booming bass of a hi-fi pounding out rumba down a back street, or the tinkling of a piano from behind shutters in the suburbs of Camagüey. Music is in the blood of the Cubans, whether it's salsa, son, timba, danzón or cha cha cha, and it makes travelling through the island a pleasantly aural experience.