Salsa to Cuba was founded by two friends, Maricel Lucero, originally from Santiago de Cuba, and Sara Bahrehmand, from the Pioneer Valley, who met at a salsa dance class in 2015. Soon after, they realized they shared a passion for dance, music, culture, and travel, and so they became fast friends. Our mission is to expose people to the culture of Cuba through music and dance. We connect directly with Cuban dance instructors, musicians, and artists. We support the local community by staying in private homes and bringing humanitarian aid.