Vinyl Master

Havana, Cuba

Experience hosted by DJ Jigüe

  1. 5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
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What you'll do

Spend a day with your finger on the rhythmic pulse of Cuban music. We’ll meet at a home studio where you’ll take a front row seat to the modern music scene.

Press play: To begin, learn about the complex history of music in Cuba through personal stories and music documentaries. You’ll even get a peek at some documentaries currently in production.

Skip to the next song: Head to a fascinating record store set inside the home of a local music aficionado. Rummage through stacks of vintage records and purchase a rare vinyl to dance to back home.
Spend a day with your finger on the rhythmic pulse of Cuban music. We’ll meet at a home studio where you’ll take a front row seat to the modern music scene.

Press play: To begin, learn about the complex history of music in Cuba through personal stories and music documentaries. You’ll even get a peek at some documentaries currently in production.

Skip to the next song: Head to a fascinating record store set inside the home…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Cuban coffee
  • Transportation
    Taxi ride to record store

Meet your host, DJ Jigüe

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 77 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m DJ Jigue, an Afro-Cuban DJ and producer. I’ve dedicated my life to sharing my passion for Cuban music with the rest of the world. In 2015, I started Guampara Music, the first independent label for urban music in Cuba—no easy feat in this country. I’ve been featured in music documentaries and major music publications such as Vice, The Fader, and Pitchfork, and have traveled internationally to share my music.
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From $117/ person

Where you'll be

We’ll start at the my home studio, then head to the house of a vinyl lover who has been building his collection for 40 years. It's one of the only places to find authentic vinyl in Havana.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 77 reviews.

Navdeep
December 2021
This was one of our first and favourite experiences in Cuba overall. Jigue is extremely passionate about music and merging it together with his political knowledge and upbringing in Cuba, it was the most fascinating way to educate ourselves on Cuba as well as its experience. Jigue is one talented DJ and if we didn't run out of time we would have met up with him again to learn more! The family were amazing hosts- we tried the best ginger wine, coffee and were introduced to Tostones. His house was amazing and a home of real inspiring creativity.
Gustavo
March 2020
DJ Jigüe fue más allá de lo esperado para hacernos sentir a mi novia y yo que estábamos en Cuba. En todo mi viaje no aprendí y me divertí tanto como este día. Saludos y gracias hermano!
Tara
February 2020
This experience was very educational as Dj Jigue is a Cuban music historian. The extent of his knowledge was insightful and delightful. We even got to visit Cuba’s biggest vinyl collector and was able to purchase hard to find records(Cuban vinyl was never distributed outside the island and rarely leaves the island unless you find yourself in this scenario). His translator was amazing and the hospitality was by far the best I have ever experienced. We were also invited to a night club where my boyfriend got to perform his own music(which was his first time performing abroad and a dream come true). I highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of vinyl or music history. Absolutely amazing. Very friendly and hospitable!!!
Michael
February 2020
Cuba and Music - DJ Jigüe helped us to understand Cuba's unique experience with different musical genres, weaving the entire experience with historical references that revealed much about the reasons for the unique evolution of the music of Cuba. Highly recommended.
Julia
January 2020
Super unique experience! Learned about the difference of listening to music digitally vs through a vinyl record. Spent time with a talented musician, who’s travelled the world and produced his own documentary (which is playing all over the US).
Alec
December 2019
This was a wonderful and unique experience in Havana. If you are even mildly curious about the history of Cuban music, this will illuminate a subject that is unfortunately not well documented outside of the region. The information was supplemented with songs played on LP’s, and visual aids. Jorge did a fantastic job of translating to those of us who are not fluent in Spanish, and he is clearly knowledgeable on the material as well. A must do for any fan of history and music.

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

    What to bring

    cash to buy records!
    Many questions

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.