Cabaret Tropicana was built in 1939 in the Havana neighborhood of Marianao. Once considered a risk taken by an entrepreneur who decided to open a restaurant with night club entertainment with a capacity for at least 300 visitors. At the time many considered his idea unfeasible yet today Cabaret Tropicana is on of Havana’s most popular tourism venues.
Tropicana Cabaret is located in vibrant forest with large majestic trees, such as Royal Palms, Mamoncillos, Mango trees, Cedar and many others, giving the theater its cool tropical feeling. Nat King Cole, Josephine Baker, Libertad Lamarque, Cheo Feliciano, Rita Montaner, Elena Burke and Bola de Nieve and many other celebrities were amongst the many stars who have appeared on Tropicana’s illustrious stage. Performances are conducted right under the stars of Havana’s night sky.
In 1992, the American Academy of Restaurant Industry bestowed Tropicana with an honorable award as the “Best of the Five Stars Diamond” for being the best cabaret in the Americas, recognized for its quality and appreciated for its rich history of over more than half a century.
The actual program “Tambores en Concierto” meaning Concert Drum was composed by the renowned choreographer and master Tomás Morales. It is a ballade featuring the most recognized and authentic Cuban rhythms, without ignoring the Hispanic and African heritage of Cuba, including rumba, mambo, danzonete and Latin jazz.
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