santiago de cuba

Remembering Compay Segundo

 Above: Compay Segundo (centre) By the Caribbean Journal staff Compay Segundo was one of the titans of Cuban music until he passed away 10 years ago this month, and a new album takes a look at the history of his …

Rum Journal: The Dominican Republic’s Ron Brugal 1888

 LIKE SEVERAL of the Caribbean’s best rums, the story of the Dominican Republic’s Ron Brugal begins in Spain. In this case, it was Andres Brugal Montaner, a native of the Spanish city of Sitges, who moved to Santiago de Cuba …