Charanga Tropical: Cuba Linda


Charanga Tropical: Cuba Linda
Charanga Tropical: Cuba Linda
This song performed by salsa music ensemble Charanga Tropical is called “Cuba Linda” (Beautiful
Cuba). As you listen to the song, quickly draw the images that come to mind. Describe how you felt
listening and then, even if you know nothing about Cuba, how you imagine the country to be. Base
your ideas on the mood created by the music.
Now look up some images of Cuba. Read about the country and then see how accurate your
impression was. By listening to the music, did you get a picture of the real beauty of Cuba? Pick a place
you find beautiful and think of how you could convey the beauty of that place without using words.