Ask any Cuban to describe Salsa (Son) music, and the word sabor will inevitably creep into the conversation. Though the word translates literally to “flavor” in English, it is one of those Spanish words that has a deeper meaning – so deep that it might be said to be a spiritual principle. At the very least it implies sensuality, a joyful experience, something profound and heartfelt, a taste of the very soul.
I enjoyed learning about the history of Cuba, meeting Cuban artists, and tasting the creative new cuisine emerging from paladars, but to me the real essence of Cuba lay in its music. Like the indescribable sabor, however, it is difficult to find the words to describe the kind of spiritual experience that Cuban music provoked in me. Rather than try to tell you – which would not do it justice – I decided to show you some of the musical experience that Discover Corps provided during our eight-day tour of Cuba in the video below.
I was a guest of Discover Corps during my stay in Cuba, however, the receipt and acceptance of complimentary items or services will never influence the content, topics, or posts in this blog. I write the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.