Madonna heads to Cuba for her 58th birthday celebration

Posted: 16-Aug-16 08:59

In a surprise visit to celebrate her 58th birthday, Madonna chose Cuba as the ultimate gift and escaped to Havana for a two-day stay in the company of her kids, family and closest friends. She made it to the Cuban capital on a private flight, arriving there yesterday in the afternoon and proceeding to tour the city in a caravan of old convertible yank tanks.

Madonna heads to Cuba for her 58th birthday celebration

The reigning Queen of Pop and the world’s most legendary, controversial and multi-faceted artist landed in Cuba yesterday on a surprise visit that was part of her 58th birthday celebrations. To kick off things in style the celebrations begun with a party on the sky onboard her private plane to Cuba, as posted by one of Madonna’s friends on her Instagram account under the following captions: “Party Plane on the GO…,,” and “Madonna en route to Cuba for her birthday

According to sources, upon landing in Havana, Madonna, who made it there in the company of family and close friends (including aspiring young actress and model daughter, Lola Leon, whose father is Cuban personal trainer, Carlos Leon) chose to be driven along Havana in a caravan of classic convertible cars from the 50s, a Cuban hallmark if there ever was any.

After landing in Havana at around 7 p.m. local time yesterday, the sultry pop songstress herself posted a picture on her Instagram account, clad in a black see-through blouse with ample cleavage and donning a matching black hat and black skirt with yellow flower motifs. She posted it under the caption “Cuba Libre” accompanied by a Cuban flag emoticon, a heart and a champagne bottle – in case there was any doubt she was in Cuba to celebrate her turning 58 in full-blown style.

Dressed in the same clothes she was later snapped dancing on top of a table at La Vitrola restaurant in Old Havana, kicking off her first night in Havana in definitive party mood, as befits the party-loving artist.

Part of Madonna’s Cuban entourage, her personal stylist Andy Lecompte and dancer Bruno Alcantara also posed next to an orange Buikc convertible while photographer Steven Klein was snapped sitting atop yet another roofless classic car. If there was ever a doubt “almendrones” were in style, these photographs are yet another testament that confirms it.

A mega Cuban party of epic proportions is said to mark Madonna’s Cuban birthday later on today, the whereabouts of which haven’t yet been revealed but we bet we’ll hear about it soon enough, either from Cuban sources, uploaded pictures on social networks, close friends or the “Like a Virgin” hit-maker herself. She is poised to enjoy quite a serenade full of Cuban rhythms, dances and authentic flavours.

Officially turning 58 today, 16th August, her birthday celebrations had begun a while earlier with a surprise trip to Africa, of which Madonna posted an Instagram video titled: “The first of many magical gifts received this year! Part 1”. Several other videos of her Africa trip followed in which Madonna can be seen dancing with locals and partaking in different rituals. Will we be seeing her salsa dancing soon?

You might be asking yourself now, with such limited high quality hotels in Havana available as of lately; where is the revered Queen of Pop lodging during her time in the capital? At none other than the Saratoga, by far Cuba’s most prestigious, award-winning boutique hotel and the very same in which mega-powerful couple Jay-Z and Beyonce stayed during their Havana visit, as did Mick Jagger and Sting. Even if the hotel had been booked near-to-full capacity (as most Havana hotels are at present) we’re sure they made extra room for her.

But Madonna isn't the first celebrity to celebrate her birthday with a Cuban bang , just a little over a month ago, it was Zoe Saldana who travelled to Cuba, celebrated her 39th birthday and did a fashion photoshoot for People En Espanol. Is Cuba becoming the ultimate birthday party destination for celebrities? I certainly wouldn't argue against it.

After her birthday celebrations today Madonna is expected to follow up with a tour around Havana, where she’ll be taking in cultural landmarks and historic sights. Before ending her Cuban trip, there’s also speculation about Madonna making time to take her eldest daughter to meet Cuban relatives. After all, Lola (full name: Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon) is half-Cuban herself and this will be her first encounter with her Cuban roots.


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