The Cuban Revolution

December 28, 2008 3:01 AM

Race-based clubs see revival in Cuba

More than 50 years have passed, but Afro-Cuban author Pedro Pérez Sarduy still remembers the dances. He and his friends would dress smartly in white linen guayaberas and black bow ties to attend balls at La Bella Unión (Beautiful Union), a social club in his hometown of Santa Clara, Cuba. At these matinés, they danced cha-cha-cha and flirted with girls.

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