Salsa was born in the 70's and can be considered as the culmination of the Cuban music evolution. The combination of elements of other Cuban rhythms such as danzon, son, chachacha, mambo, conga, the incorporation of new musical instruments such as piano, trumpet or saxophone, and the development of Afro-Cuban jazz, were decisive in the creation of this new rhythm.
After its birth, it spread quickly, first in the US, later all over the world thanks to the creative freedom of Cuban and Puerto Rican musicians based in New York, along with a good commercialization of the musical product by specialized producers. Today, salsa music is part of everyday life in Cuba, and a day doesn’t go by without you hearing its rhythms on the bus, bars, restaurants or streets. Our love for salsa carries into the night, and we have a favorite dance spot for every night of the week:
Monday: Florida Hotel. Located on Obispo Street, one of the most vibrant and busy (commercial) streets of the historic city center.
Tuesday: Café Cantante at National Theater. Located below the National Theater of Cuba at Paseo Avenue. It offers good live salsa and dancing.
Wednesday: Casa de la Música de Galeano. The "Casa de la Música" is settled in a typical apartment building on Calle Galiano, it´s one of the liveliest and coolest places of the city and the motor of the cultural life of Centro Habana.
Thursday: Jardines del 1830. Torreon de la Chorrera awaits you with an offer of light cuisine, while in the Piano Bar of Restaurant 1830, you will have an unforgettable night reserved.
Friday: Salón Rojo del Capri. From Monday to Sunday from 10:00 p.m, on the ground floor of the Capri Hotel and with a good range of cocktails
Saturday: Casa de la Música de Miramar. The Casa de la Musica is one of the most lively and cool places of the city and the motor of cultural life in Miramar.
Sunday: Jardines del 1830