Friday, 20 April 2012


It’s really hard to describe Cuba because that word, and the country it describes, encompasses so much [recent] history. We all recognise the image of Che Guevera, a poster boy for social change and popular revolution, even if we really have no idea why his image is so globally reproduced.

 Even today Cubanos sport Che tattoos, the country remains dotted with vast billboard reminders of its tumultuous past and tourist shops groan under the weight of revolutionary memorabilia. First impression of the Habaneros, the inhabitants of Havana, is that they are like Brazilians. Passionate about life, music, socialising and of course, music. It’s no exaggeration to say that there’s music on every corner. Sure some of it resonates from tourist hotels and cafes, but wander into the residential backstreets and you’ll find people strumming guitars, singing and chatting for the pure joy of making music.

Here are a few first look snaps - Cuba really is a paradise for photographers!

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