I went to Cuba because of music. The biographical film of Arturo Sandoval’s life, For Love or Country, made me yearn to see Cuba, hear the music, and meet the people. And that I did.
Music is the heartbeat of Cuba. Everywhere I went, I heard it and saw people dancing, clapping, and smiling right along with it. It seems that the music lives in them, moves them, and binds them all together. Music is a way to remember the past, enjoy today, and hope for a better tomorrow. Here are some of my favorite music memories from Cuba: