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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.

Click here to watch the second part of the show.

By Nicola HEBDEN , Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-07-24 ENCORE!

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