Katy Perry becomes latest celebrity to grace Havana streets

Posted: 12-Oct-15 18:31

Katy Perry has officially become the latest celebrity to arrive in Cuba and grace the streets of Havana much to the delight of elated local fans, although not many have managed to get a glimpse of her yet as she quietly slipped into the city over the weekend, and up until now had so far been unnoticed by the media and the wider public. The latest of an increasingly growing line of international stars to visit Cuba in 2015, the American pop icon follows in the steps of Rihanna, Paris Hilton, Beyonce and more recently Mick Jagger, who just left the island after a week-long private visit.

Katy Perry becomes latest celebrity to grace Havana streets

Havana had barely bid its farewell to Mick Jagger this weekend that no sooner it was welcoming another music star, this time around young pop idol and actress, Katy Perry who flew into the capital on Saturday and didn’t waste any time once there by heading straight to the Fabrica de Arte Cubano (FAC) Havana’s trendiest bar, nightclub and cultural centre, which was also visited by Mick Jagger a few days earlier.

Taking a break from her Prismatic World Tour, Katy Perry is on a private visit to Cuba, so private in fact that she had so far managed to go incognito and the national media only published news of her visit yesterday.

Even when she attended a private party at El Cocinero, a popular privately-owned restaurant where she was also treated to a private music performance led by local salsa singer Isaac Delgado, no photos of her in Havana have been made public and no fan has so far been able to capture a snapshot of the songstress and upload it to social media...yet A stark contrast to Jagger’s visit which the world knew about just a day after he arrived in Havana thanks to a Facebook photograph uploaded by the staff at the Sangri La bar.

According to state-run national newspaper, Granma, Katy was so keen to enjoy the musical stylings of Isaac Delgado she approached him herself and called him prior to her trip expressing her desire to see him perform live once in Havana. No doubt, she got her wish and more, as according to Nelson Diaz, guitarist, producer and brother of Isaac Delgado, the singer was also accompanied by Los Muñequitos de Matanzas and the Angelo and Mitchell duo (a group whose members Isaac Delgado’s two sons).

During his interview with Granma, Nelson Diaz also revealed further details of Katy Perry’s visit to Cuba, also disclosing that over the next few days as part of her role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Perry will also be visiting a performing arts school in Havana.

Katy Perry thus becomes the latest celebrity to be lured by Cuba's magic, preceeding others stars like Sting and Stevie Wonder who are also expected to arrive in the island to give unprecedented one-off performances before the end of the year.


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