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Cuba & Okinawa International Friendship Festival

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Chaganjuu, asere (How are you, friend)!

Resort Café Kai Mihama and Cigar Bar Havana present the first Cuba & Okinawa International Friendship Festival on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, with invitees to include officials from the Cuban Embassy in Tokyo. Join the fun as two vibrant island traditions come together in food, music and friendship. The event will feature live entertainment including hayahiki (rapid) sanshin performances by Edy, salsa dancing and special guest singer, guitarist and composer Alexander Laborde Padron and his band from Tokyo.

On Friday only, an all-you-can-eat-and-drink package is included in the price of admission. Featured delicacies will include a Cuban-style whole roast pig served alongside Okinawan cuisine. The Saturday event will feature free admission with regular food and drink service.

Event name: Cuba & Okinawa International Friendship Festival
Date: Friday-Saturday, June 17-18, 2016
Time: 18:00-22:00
Place: Resort Café Kai Mihama
Admission: Friday 5,000 yen (includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink); Saturday free (regular food/drink service)
Artists: ALEXANDER LP & D”HAVANA SON, hayahiki sanshin by Edy, salsa dancing


A native Cubano, Alexander first debuted in Tokyo in 2007 where he plays to enthusiastic crowds at music festivals, live houses, theaters and special request performances with his soulful Cuban style. Single singer/guitarist performances, dual percussion and orchestral performances with five or more members cover just some of the band’s considerable range.


Resort Café Kai Mihama
Kai’s stylish surroundings set the mood for an exploration of fine dining options, including Western, Japanese and Italian fusion entrées, appetizers, pastas, pizzas and seafood. A full bar and an extensive house wine menu plus live music, guest DJs and other entertainment offer a nightly reprieve from the ordinary. Enjoy the warm summer evening with your pet in the terrace seating.

9-7 Mihama, Chatan
Tel: 098-923-0688
Hours: Sun-Thu: 16:00-24:00; Fri, Sat. & days prior to holidays: 11:00-late
Cigar Bar Havana
Facing the canal in beautiful Mihama American Village and just next to festival co-sponsor Resort Café Kai, Cigar Bar Havana adds the perfect measure of Latin spice to any evening. Havana serves salsa and chips, spicy sandwiches and exotic oyster fritters. Drink selections include imported rums and the ever-popular mojitos. The well-stocked humidor offers the best of Cuban and Nicaraguan cigars. Tantalizing Cuban flavor is available nightly at Havana.

Cigar Bar Havana
9-7 Mihama, Chatan Town
Tel: 080-6481-7998
Hours: Mon-Thurs 17:00-24:00; Sat, Sun & holidays 15:00-1:00




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