Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 204

Events CUBA POPULATION JANUARY 13 - 21 Cuba Jazz Festival SIZE 11.27 million (2013) 109,884 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY Spanish CURRENCY Cuban Peso (1 US dollar equals 26.5 Cuban Pesos ) Many locations throughout the city of Havana will be resounding to the sweet sounds of Jazz from various world-renowned artists. Havana FEBRUARY 7 - 17 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE Buy or browse. Attend book launches, readings and concerts. Different genres will be presented - poetry, politics, children’s literature, cookbooks and more. After February 17th, the book fair will proceed to the other provinces, ending at Santiago de Cuba. 270 C / 810 F 28th Havana Book Fair MID-MARCH International Festival of “La Trova” Pepe Sánchez Santiago de Cuba is the venue of this festival held in honour of one of Cuba’s most well-known troubadours, Pepe Sanchez. This festival consists of a parade, a series of musical entertainment in the squares, concerts, screening of documentaries and more. Cuban cultural appreciation is always evident as homage is paid to the best of Cuban trova.