Every summer you have the possibility to visit the amusement park Liseberg in Gothenburg
and try out some salsa. Adrianas Danshus gives free classes on different levels.
Lots of fun.
Click on photo, maybe you recognize yourself!
You see a lot of it in Havana. People practising their musical instruments in parks, the Malecon and other places, to avoid irritation from the neighbors.
I was passing by the harbor in Havana late 1993 when I saw this guy rehearsing with his trombone.
I took some pictures, he gave me his card and told me that they earlier that same year had formed a new band that played salsa, timba style.
Several years later there was a concert in Gothenburg/Sweden with a popular Cuban group called Manolito y su Trabuco.
For som reason (deeply hidden in the memory) I searched for that old card he once gave me… and yes, there it was: Manolito y su Trabuco les desea feliz Navidad y un prospero año nuevo…1993!
Brought the photo to the concert and went backstage to meet him. There he was, Juan Carlos (30kg bigger) with his trombone. I gave him the picture, we had a laugh and a nice chat. He invited me to his place in Havana the next time I visited…. And I did, but that´s another story.
Manolito y su Trabuco started as a band 1993. Their first cd came 95. One of Cubas top 3 bands!!