El Tropicana de Cuba makes its debut in Miami

El Tropicana de Cuba will perform its first stateside show in more than three decades.

El Tropicana opened in December 1939 in the Marianao district of Havana. A 1956 issue of Cabaret Quarterly magazine described El Tropicana as “the largest and most beautiful nightclub in the world”. The club showcased world-class entertainers the likes of Édith Piaf, Nat King Cole, and Liberace.

Yet for all the luxury and visual splendor of the famed venue and its showgirls, El Tropicana has also established its iconic status on the strength of Cuba’s music and dance heritage.

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