Tropicana Cabaret Celebrates 70 Years of Artistic Splendor
News from Cuba | Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Havana’s famed Tropicana Cabaret, worldwide known as “A paradise under the Stars” celebrated its seventh decade of splendor and promoting Cuban culture with an overnight special show that finished Tuesday morning.
The show marking the nightclub’s opening on December 31, 1939 was named “Tropicana: 70th Anniversary.” It recreated glorious moments of the emblematic center that has featured important Cuban figures like Rosa Fornes, actress and singer Rita Montaner and American Nat King Cole.
The club offered to more than 800 spectators the best of Cuban music mingling different rhythms like danzonete, rumba, mambo, cha cha cha, Latin jazz and samba.
The show was presided over by Deputy Tourism and Culture ministers Maria Elena Lopez and Ruben del Valle, respectively, and by the president of the Palmares S.A. extra-hotel Group.
General artistic director of the show Tomas Morales Villena received at the end of the spectacle a commemorating plaque.
Tropicana’s General Director David Varela said meeting the high expectations of the clients was an everyday challenge for the club’s staff forcing them to constantly increase the quality standards.
Varela said the largest number of visitors to the club come from the United Kingdom, Spain and Germany, and noted that clients from Russia and other countries of Eastern Europe continue to grow.
The cabaret, located amidst an exuberant garden includes the ‘Arcos de Cristal’ hall used for fashion shows and concerts, ‘Los Jardines’ restaurant and the Rodney Café.