VIDEO: Guantanamera, Cuba’s Most Famous Song

The word “Guantanamera” translates into, “girl from Guantánamo.” The song was originally written by José Fernández, who used it in his radio programs. Some claim Herminio “El Diablo” García Wilson should be credited as a co-composer. Fernández claimed the song was about a woman who rejected his romantic interest.  Garcia claimed the song describes an … Read more

The Sound of Jazz in Havana

By Alexander Britell HAVANA — If you’re wondering where the background is, you won’t find it. Because it’s you. The jazz singer’s voice is muted by the mic, slowly rising with the bass and the keyboard. She is looking at the small crowd, but not singing for them. She is just singing. Because in Havana, … Read more

Blue Diamond Adds Another All-Inclusive in Cuba

Blue Diamond Adds Another All-Inclusive in Cuba

By Dana Niland Cuba Journal Contributor Blue Diamond Resorts has announced the addition of Aguas Azules to its portfolio of all-inclusive Cuba resorts. Located just 45 minutes from Varadero Airport and 15 minutes from downtown, Aguas Azules occupies a stretch of Varadero’s famous beachfront, and features lush tropical gardens and scenic views incorporated into its … Read more