Gino Castillo


Havana Nights 

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Cuban Art exhibit 

Havana Nights Experience is an entertainment concept developed in 2011 by percussionist/singer Gino Castillo in partnership with dancer/instructor La Quinn Mims in Charleston, South Carolina. Motivated by the fast growth of the salsa community in the Lowcountry, these artists have combined their talents to present this experience weekly in spots around Charleston, as well as in Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbia, Savannah, and La Habana, Cuba.
Now you can bring this unique form of entertainment to your corporate event, hold a distinctive wedding, or even just liven up a gathering with friends. Whatever the purpose, it’s always great to have an excuse to bring the party ON.

 The Experience
1.    First, you’ll enjoy a dynamic and entertaining salsa lesson with La Quinn. Don´t worry about your level of dance experience—he will always be ready to help you improve your moves as a select playlist of pre-recorded Cuban music fills the background. 


2.    After the lesson, the salsa band GC & the Cuban Cowboys will perform live so you can put to work all the steps you’ve learned with La Quinn. (He, of course, will be there dancing with everyone.)

3.    To make your experience even sweeter, we will bring two Cuban desserts, scratch-made from traditional “Grandmas’ recipes,” to share with your guests.


4.    You’ll be able to remember the fun with a photo booth featuring a Cuban background and pictures from the event. 


An exhibit of original works by a Cuban artist with the possibility for purchase (when available)


Additional band members to enrich the performance of popular soul and funk songs, spiced and blended with Cuban salsa grooves

We can also connect you with an authentic Cuban catering service and a Cuban cigar roller to help you experience other flavors of Cuban culture.