A Night in Havana!

A Night in Havana!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

  Sizzle up your Saturday night with live dancers on stage, real cuban mojitos (awesome) and of course the appearance of El Grupo Cubano- Brisas del Palmar at the Vogue Theatre. There will be a dance floor and salsa dancers so be prepared for a great show on stage and off stage! We can tell your first hand having experienced the Cuban Ballet of Don Quixote last May that this show is sure to be entertaining!  Paulo and I were amazed at the talent the Cubans shared. The cradle of Cuban music, Santiago de Cuba, has fostered several notable musicians, such as the Buena Vista Social Club. It is also the home of El Grupo Cubano. The lead, Rosel Lamoru, formed this group in 1999 and under his disciplined leadership El Grupo has become the pride of Cuba. They recently performed for the Pope during his Cuban visit. Bassist Julio Avila, perfected his pizzicatos (plucking the strings) on an upright contrabass given to him by Vilma Espin, the wife of Cuban President, Raul Castro. From 2003-2007 El Grupo Cubano played winters in Havana’s Bodeguita del Medio. Many will be familiar with this iconic club—the birthplace of the mojito and a favourite of Ernest Hemingway. This performance in Vancouver will be the band’s only North American concert engagement. See you there! Salud! Niko...

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The Return of Hamlet to Revolucion!

The Return of Hamlet to Revolucion!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

REVOLUCION IS PROUD TO PRESENT MASTER CIGAR ROLLER -Hamlet Jaime Paredes- Hamlet is classified as a 9th grade roller – the highest achievable grade! His career as a “Torcedor” (cigar roller) began nearly twenty years ago at the legendary Partagas Factory in the heart of Havana. During his time there he rose to the position of Second Chief of the Rolling Room before moving on to a high profile role in various Tobacconists in and around Havana. In 2000 he was selected to conduct promotional tours around the world for Habanos SA and since this time he has visited Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, Japan, China, Macau, South Korea, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Canada. Hamlet is a dear friend to us and many people around the world.  When he is not travelling he is based in the world famous Romeo y Julieta shop.  When you’re in Havana please be sure to spot and visit him and he will appreciate seeing you! You’ll also be treated to a Rum Tasting and have Cuban music playing all night long!! Come down for a free Cuban Experience in Yaletown October 7 from 2pm to 8pm at Revolucion 1062 Mainland Street. Look forward to seeing you!! For more info contact Revolucion at info@Revolucionstyle.com or call 604-662-4427 Also check us out at https://www.facebook.com/RevolucionFineGiftsandCigars and add yourself as a “Like”!   See you at…....

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