I visited Cuba at the beginning of this year and aside from disconnecting from social media, I was reminded of how amazing the Caribbean is. But I’m not only talking about the beaches, I’m talking about the music.
Cuba reminded me a lot of Belize: its very relaxing, everyone’s super friendly, nature is everywhere and dancing is a big part of life. But I think that their music culture might surpass the one in Belize. I say this because one day as I was biking to a popular beach near Trinidad, I stopped at the sight of an open-air thatch cabana filled with children dancing salsa – super early in the morning. That surely doesn’t happen in Belize, I remember starting to dance until I was in my teens, when I had discovered that that was the best way to get close to girls.
Before I left Cuba I asked one of the locals about the kids dancing early in the morning and he laughed and said: “Es que esta en la sangre – everyone does that.”
Here are the five most popular songs I heard when I was there:
1. Descemer Bueno Ft. Gente D’ Zona – Bailando
2. Marc Anthony – Vivir Mi Vida
3. Laritza Bacallao – Que Suenen Los Tambores
4. Buena Fe- La Culpa
5. Adrián Berazaín -Por encima de lo conocido
Great playlist, right? Song number five wasn’t really played a lot when I was there but I love the video since it’s filmed in the Sierra Maestra, where the Cuban rebellion took place.
Update: I think song #1 was bought by Enrique Iglesias and remade but i like the one above more so I’m featuring it instead – after all, that’s the one I heard in Cuba!