Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES

J'adore the Cuban salsa

2 minutos / Nathaniel Mergui

11.03.2019 / Reportages

There is no pretense in him. He defines himself as a Frenchman passionate about Cuban music. His other passion, photography, comes from his stepfather, a well-known entertainment photographer who immortalized Miles Davis several times on European stages. He sold his first photograph at age 15, but it was not until he finished studying seriously at the Photography School in Toulouse in 1994 that he began working as a professional sports photographer.

He says that Cuban music is part of his life. He has been listening to salsa since he was seven, when he lived in Mexico with his parents. Consider Cuban music universal and unique, for its strength and its quality. He can identify Cuban salsa among all Latin music, be it Colombian, Puerto Rican or anywhere. He loves the changüí and the sound of La Revé, and he has adoration for Pupy Pedroso. He can not say which is his favorite Cuban band.

When he was 30 years old he decided to learn to dance casino even if his friends made fun of him. He prefers to talk about what he loves with the images he signs as NATHADREAD PICTURES.

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Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
Salsa Festival 2019, Metropolitan Park of Havana. Photo: NATHADREAD PICTURES
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