A jazz musician plays saxophone in Restaurant Tocororo in Havana, Cuba.

Best Music Venues in Havana

Music and dance are the pulsing undercurrent of Cuban life. Spanning the spectrum from traditional son to high culture, here are key venues and experiences not to miss in Havana.

The works of Stravinsky being performed at the Cartagena Festival Internacional de Musica.

Don’t Miss Cartagena’s Wonderful Winter Festivals

Picture this: mojitos, classical music, Caribbean breezes, and stimulating conversation. This intersection of intellectual and sensual experience is at the center of Cartagena’s two winter cultural festivals: the Cartagena Festival Internacional de Música and the Hay Festival Cartagena.

Dancers in red and white costumes getting ready for Carnaval in Barranquilla.

Music and Dance Festivals in Colombia

From the parks of Bogotá, ciudad de la música, to the great plains of the Llanos in the east, Colombia is a country where music and dance flourishes. There are plenty of festivals where travelers can see the best dancers, pick up a few moves, and get their groove on.

View of the front of the the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon, Georgia.

The Allman Brothers Tour in Georgia

Perhaps no other musical name is so associated with Macon and middle Georgia as the Allman Brothers Band. The city is chock-full of Allman sites that have inspired pilgrimages for decades.