Spotlight on 3 young Cuban female artists for International Women's Day

However having had the opportunities of comprehensive (and free) music education, there are many young Cuban women doing their thing brilliantly.

For the lowdown on versatile and hugely popular down-to-earth singer Laritza Bacallao – follow this link. Read the interview and watch the video of her duet on Cuban TV. She has also been performing in the US, the first Cuban artist to perform in Tampa, Florida recently, as a result of changing relations. See report here.

Watch the spellbinding video of all female acapella group Sexto Sentido (Sixth Sense) performing 'Canto a Eleggua' (song to Eleggua). Sexto Sentido have been touring Europe.

Dayme Arocena is only 22 but after singing on the recent Havana Cultura compilation SoundClash, UK DJ Gilles Peterson and Havana Cultura weree so impressed she has an EP cming out at the end of March. See report and watch her video 'Madres'.