Callejón de Hamel

Salvador Gonzalez Escalona has totally created a place dedicated to Afro-Cuban culture, with paintings, sculptures, using all kind of recycled objects.
One of the main reason to come to Havana’s high temple of Afro-Cuban culture in Centro Habana is the frenetic rumba music that kicks off every Sunday at around noon.
For aficionados, this is about as raw and hypnotic as it gets, with interlocking drum patterns and lengthy rhythmic chants powerful enough to summon up the spirit of the orishas (Santería deities).