If you’re reading this, it’s the day after my birthday and I’m sipping rum on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico, hopefully not too hung over after salsa-ing the night away. Which is a great lead into my music writing soundtrack!
Now I typically don’t listen to music while I write. I find it too distracting. But lately, since I’m writing a book about a Cuban girl who dances, I’ve had to find ways to transport myself to Havana. Here are the three soundtracks that have been on repeat, helping me do that just that:
1) This video has some of Cuba’s most famous songs for traditional Casino Salsa.
2) This video features the two dance teachers I studied with in Cuba back in 2014, demonstrating a guaguanco rumba.
3) This video has the best samples of Bembe and Bata drum
But while I’m here in San Juan, I’m LOVING Despacito!!!!!