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This was the moment I got a very special invite to see the most famous Cuban guitarist alive, Eliades Ochoa, play in his backyard and former workplace, the Casa de la Trova.

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the treats that Xiomara had in store for me…

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Has Paul McCartney got a soft spot for the music of Cuba?
Which Beatles songs do you think may have Cuban influences?

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After my first night in Santiago de Cuba, I set off for the Casa de la Trova in search of a guitar teacher who can guide me through the labyrinth of Cuban rhythms and genres.

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Here's a few snaps of the Casa de la Trova in Santiago de Cuba.
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