Havana All Stars bring African, Spanish music to Tampa

The Havana All Stars bring trombones, congas and dance to the Straz Center this week.

click to enlarge The Havana All Stars bring a slice of Cuban culture to Tampa. - via Straz Center
via Straz Center
The Havana All Stars bring a slice of Cuban culture to Tampa.

We get it. The name — Havana Cuba All Stars — sounds a little like a baseball team. It’s not, though — it’s actually an evening of hot Cuban music, from trombones to congas, accompanied by dance. If you’re a fan of son — a uniquely Cuban style of music that blends Spanish and African elements — well, you probs already have your tickets. And if you’re not familiar? Well, hell, Horace, get your damn tickets now, you’re gonna love this. It’s like being back in the islands... seductive, full of energy, and hot as hell... in more ways than one.

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Havana Cuba All Stars | Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N. WC MacInnes Place, Tampa | Wed., Feb. 27, 8 p.m. | $30.50-$55 | strazcenter.org

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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