Recommended Viewing: Cuba: The Art of Change (Part 1) (
As Cuba undergoes a period of historic transition, FRANCE 24 heads to
Havana to hear how local artists see the future of their country. For
almost six decades, the Caribbean island has been known for
revolutionary socialism, strict trade embargoes and hostility to US
imports, be they cultural or capital. Yet the arts have prevailed. In
this show Olivia Salazar-Winspear meets some of the leading lights in
music and dance.

From the Buena Vista Social Club singer Idania
Valdés to musician Raul Paz, via the traditional rhythms of Rumba, music
is everywhere in Havana. We also catch up with ballet superstar Carlos
Acosta who has come back to Cuba after a career spent on prestigious
stages across the world.

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