‘A RIDE WITH’ ENRIQUE LEYVA

‘A RIDE WITH’ ENRIQUE LEYVA

Carte Blanche

Havana Club has the ambition to highlight new creatives and offer @havanaclub as a visibility platform.

“A Ride With” is a Carte Blanche open to Havana Club close collaborators and talents. We invite them to showcase one or more Havana Club products through a ride in one city.

This sixth “Carte Blanche” highlights the work of Enrique Leyva in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Enrique Leyva

Straight from Oaxaca, @enriqueleyva_ brings the culture of his hometown to life through this photo series. Inspired by his parents, Enrique started photography at a young age. Today, he defines himself as a fashion photographer.

In this photo series, Enrique invites us to discover how people party in the streets of Oaxaca.

Go check out @enriqueleyva_ and @havanaclub on Instagram.

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HAVANA CLUB X BURNA BOY

Limited Edition bottle Havana Club x Burna Boy on a mixing table

HAVANA CLUB X BURNA BOY

Burna Boy holding Havana Club Limited Edition bottle

Collab

Havana Club and Burna Boy celebrate the power of culture and communities with a Limited Edition of Havana Club 7. Honouring one’s roots is something that the artist and Havana Club share, from Nigeria to Cuba, and Burna Boy wanted to make sure the limited edition bottle reflected this pride in one’s origins.

Burna Boy

Burna Boy

This vibrant Havana Club 7 limited edition bottle is inspired by the traditional cultural headgear found in South Nigeria, with tassels illustrated on the front label, and a multicoloured “Aso Oke” background – a hand-woven cloth created by the Yoruba People of West Africa often adorning gowns and hats worn for celebratory ceremonies such as weddings. This is Burna Boy’s personal ode to the beauty of culture, the strength of community values and joy to defend his roots.

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Burna boy

Havana Club x Burna Boy
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Burna Boy with its Limited Edition at the studio

A toast to hope and togetherness

Honouring one’s roots is something that the artist and Havana Club share, from Nigeria to Cuba, and Burna Boy wanted to make sure the limited edition bottle reflected this pride in one’s origins. Sitting front and centre of the bottle is “Burna Boy” handwritten by the artist himself, while a palm leaf crown wraps the Havana Club logo – an ode to the African Union emblem, and the bottom part of the label integrates the Rivers State region of Nigeria, where Burna Boy was born.

A short film celebrates the intimately interwoven story between Burna Boy and Havana Club; an observance of conviviality, tribe and bonding values, be it in the comforts of one’s home or the optimism of a dancefloor, from Lagos to London. To give a voice to the « Fabric of culture », a voice over by Burna Boy himself takes this movie to the next level, making the collaboration comes to life as a connection of family and friendships via the Havana Club bottle and supporting a spirited message of love from Burna Boy himself:

It takes a great person to overcome daily trials and tribulations, and an even greater person to intentionally decide that life is for living,” he says. “As we share in the beauty of culture, community and heritage, let’s celebrate in united liberations. Please remember that you are a GIANT, today and always.” A toast to hope and togetherness that Havana Club is proud to be supporting.

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HAVANA CLUB X MS BANKS

HAVANA CLUB X MS BANKS

Collab

Since the launch of Cuban Spiced in the UK in Spring 2021, Havana Club have been proud to partner with Ms Banks and spread #spicedvibes. Ms Banks has featured in our UK ad campaign for Cuban Spiced, created an online series – “Raise One” – with us and recently held a big celebration to mark the 1st anniversary of Cuban Spiced in the UK. Read on to discover more…

MS BANKS

MS BANKS

Havana Club and UK Rap Queen Ms Banks have joined forces again to celebrate the 1st year anniversary of Cuban Spiced in the UK.  To mark the occasion, we linked up for an epic London party, featuring live performances from Tion Wayne and Deto Black, with Pineapple Daiquiris and a Cuban Spiced Punch leading the cocktail menu.  Guests partied into the night spreading #spicedvibes at the vibrant venue, Amazing Grace, which was decorated with a tropical Cuban theme.

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A SPICY CELEBRATION

The Ms Banks x Cuban Spiced 1st year anniversary party reunited cultural talent from Ms Banks’ Havana Club “Raise One” campaign including South London take-out phenomenon, Trapp Kitchen, leading Afrobeat stars, Chop Daily, and independent radio sensation, No Signal, bringing them together alongside a VIP guestlist featuring Ms Banks herself, Tion Wayne, Deto Black, Zeze Mills, Tom Moutchi, Tolly T, Nife, Tazer Black, Anoushka and Kaddy from Nuka Nails, Bianca Saunders and Annie Dreya.

Guests enjoyed classic Cuban cocktails with a Cuban Spiced twist, including Pineapple Daiquiris and a Spiced Rum Punch, a branded photobooth and personalised nail bar from bespoke manicure artists Nuka Nails, for Spiced x Ms Banks themed glam. The No Signal team, who have been praised for being a powerful voice for black representation in the UK radio scene, were on the decks with back-to-back DJ sets celebrating the best of black British music to give guests a night to remember.

If you haven’t already seen our Ms Banks x Cuban Spiced “Raise One” digital series, all 3 episodes are available to watch now on YouTube…

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‘A RIDE WITH’ JEDI ZHOU

‘A RIDE WITH’ JEDI ZHOU

A Ride With Jedi Zhou

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Havana Club has the ambition to highlight new creatives and offer @havanaclub as a visibility platform.

“A Ride With” is a Carte Blanche open to Havana Club close collaborators and talents. We invite them to showcase one or more Havana Club products through a ride in one city.

This fifth “Carte Blanche” highlights the work of Jedi Zhou in Shanghai, China.

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A Ride with Jedi Zhou

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Jedi Zhou

For our latest focus we follow Jedi Zhou on a night escapade through his hometown, in the streets of Shanghai. Having always been influenced by street culture and driven by a necessity to tell stories, Jedi invites us to discover his expressive & colourful universe with the youth of Shanghai as his main character. Starting as a fashion designer and eventually turning to a passion for cultural photography. Jedi Zhou began experimenting with analog photography. His art is a rich and vital celebration of contemporary life & a celebration of youth culture.

Go check out @jedizhou and @havanaclub on Instagram.

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HAVANA CLUB X FRENNA

Collaboration Havana Club x Frenna

HAVANA CLUB X FRENNA

Collaboration Havana Club rum x Frenna

Collab

Ghanaian-Dutch artist Frenna and Havana Club have joined forces to celebrate passion, talent and the love of art throughout the campaign “A Toast To The Culture”. The collaboration resulted in an impressive video clip, a limited edition bottle with a unique and distinctive design – designed in collaboration with next generation creatives – and a special portrait painting of Frenna.

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FRENNA

FRENNA

The bottle features the colours of the Ghanaian flag, which serve as an ode to Frenna’s roots. Also featured in the design are Frenna’s famous ‘777’ logo, an eagle – the tallest bird in the sky that Frenna looks up to and the animal that symbolises Ghana – and seven adinkra symbols that stand for Greatness, Bravery, Creativity, Courage, Wisdom of the Past, Strength and Hatred.

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Havana Club et Frenna - collaboration exclusive "A Toast To The Culture"

A TOAST TO THE CULTURE

Success is often attributed to the artist himself, but Frenna knows better than anyone that his success has been a process of setbacks, patience, hard work and teamwork. The support he received from his community, friends and family, combined with his passion for the hip-hop culture are the foundation of Frenna’s success.

His Ghanaian roots have always been a major influence on his musical development, upbringing and the value he places on family and friends. This cultural influence and the sense of family that the people around him give him are also important values that he grew up with in the Schilderswijk in The Hague. There, as a child and teenager, he was shaped by everything he saw and experienced in the neighbourhood, and it was there that he developed his work ethic, which has enabled him to realise his dreams.

Havana Club and Frenna believe in the value and importance of creating together and therefore selected six creatives and guided them through mentoring sessions where knowledge and creative ideas were shared. Inspiring each other and sharing creativity were the most important pillars of the process.

The limited edition bottle of Havana Club Rum will be available from April 1st in the Netherlands and Belgium at Gall & Gall, Drankdozijn and Belgian sneakerstores DNA et DeMakers Gallery.

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HAVANA CLUB X BAD GYAL

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HAVANA CLUB X BAD GYAL

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Havana Club, has yet another reason to be proud: its new collaboration with Spanish artist Bad Gyal. The meeting of the brand’s Cuban roots and the artist’s authentic urban energy is enshrined in the launch of a limited edition Havana Club 7 x Bad Gyal, designed as a tribute to parties, music and people.

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BAD GYAL

BAD GYAL

“The party is the place where I connect with myself and with everyone who is there, you feel the music and when that happens, those of us who are gathered together connect with each other… It’s an energy that makes me feel alive”. A bold and daring attitude that both Havana Club and Bad Gyal applaud.

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Inspiration

The connection that is generated at a party has something unique, it’s difficult to explain. As they say in Cuba, music says all the things that words can’t say… and that’s why the Bad Gyal x Havana Club collaboration was born, materialising in a special edition designed by the artist herself, combining her urban touch with Cuban rum.

Both Bad Gyal and Havana Club have always been committed to achieving a quality result with an authentic style. Aspirations that have been realised in this exclusive collaboration, with details such as the dripping gold on the upper part of the label and the neon pink ink to celebrate the energy that is generated at parties.

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A RIDE WITH “VICKY GROUT”

A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche

A RIDE WITH “VICKY GROUT”

A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche

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Havana Club has the ambition to highlight new creatives and offer @havanaclub as a visibility platform.

“A ride with” is a carte blanche open to Havana Club close collaborators and talents. We invite them to showcase one or more Havana Club products through a ride in one city.

This fourth “carte blanche” highlights the work of Vicky Grout in London, UK.

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A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
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VICKY GROUT

 

Vicky has risen through the London photography scene shooting musicians such as Jorja Smith, Rimon, Enny, Aitch, PA Salieu and many more. Music was her inspiration to start shooting and it had become intricately linked to her success, she started shooting at raves and gigs before getting being commissioned by the same artists she has been shooting at gigs for years. Her speciality: immortalize faces and tell stories. For Havana Club 7, she united her friends to showcase what inspires her in London and its creative energy.

Go check out Vicky’s photos on our Instagram: @havanaclub

 

 

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RUM OF SKEPTA

ROS - Rum of Skepta bottle
ROS - Rum of Skepta bottle

Collab

Havana Club and international musical icon Skepta are proud to announce the next chapter of their global collaboration, a limited-edition rum, Rum of Skepta. Following the creation of two unique Havana Club 7 Rum bottles in summer 2020 and 2021, which drew inspiration from the entwined roots of the brand’s Cuban birthplace and Skepta’s own Nigerian heritage, Rum of Skepta is the pinnacle of a journey which has paid ode to creative impulses, inner strength and the power of community.

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RUM OF SKEPTA

RUM OF SKEPTA

Created by Skepta himself alongside Maestro Ronero Asbel Morales in Cuba, during a visit in early 2020, the transporting blend reflects this mood, with a round, balanced flavour profile, subtle on the palate. It is the result of an exceptional meeting of those at the top of their respective fields, and continues a proud tradition of rum creation in the country, something richly embedded in Cuban culture.

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A NEW CHAPTER

The collaboration between Havana Club and Skepta began in 2019, when Skepta first visited Havana, Cuba. Struck by deep and entwined links between Cuban traditions and those of his own West African Yoruba heritage through paths of migration, the first two chapters of the collaboration – a pair of redesigned Havana Club 7 Rum bottles – captured this cultural infusion in their labels, which featured traditional Nigerian symbols. The maturation of the collaboration – and an accumulation of the previous chapters of the project – Rum of Skepta was made to encapsulate a feeling of refined elegance, a symbolic emblem of growth, achievement and luxury.

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HAVANA CLUB X SKEPTA 2.0

Skepta 2.0 x Havana Club - Bottle

HAVANA CLUB X SKEPTA 2.0

Skepta 2.0 x Havana Club - Bottle

Collab

Havana Club and Skepta are back again with another creative collaboration that sees the UK artist design his second limited edition Havana Club 7 bottle. A celebration of his Nigerian roots, this Havana Club 7 bottle is all about the creative and cultural connections between Yoruba culture and Afro-Cuban spirit.

[Available in the UK – More countries to come soon]

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SKEPTA 2.0

SKEPTA 2.0

This second edition bottle is inspired by Skepta’s chieftaincy and the journeys that pave our path to greatness. As the collaboration makes clear, “This Havana Club 7 bottle honours my roots. It traces the migration of Yoruba culture from Africa to Cuba and back again. Inspired by the region of my chieftainship in Ogun State Nigeria, it celebrates inner strength and the journeys that make us great.” – Skepta

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Inspiration

 

Alongside the release of the limited edition Havana Club 7 bottle, Skepta and Havana Club have also curated a campaign film of Skepta on his journey from London back to Nigeria to explore the story of his Yoruba roots continuing on from the journey of discovery with Havana Club in Havana, Cuba last year. Travelling from Ogun State to Lagos and the renowned New Africa Shrine, this campaign video specifically celebrates Yoruba culture, both traditional and contemporary, a culture that Skepta, Cuba and Havana Club all share.

 

 

 

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“A RIDE WITH” LE BOUG MELO

A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche

“A RIDE WITH” LE BOUG MELO

A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche

Havana Club has the ambition to highlight new creatives and offer @havanaclub as a visibility platform.

“A ride with” is a carte blanche open to Havana Club close collaborators and talents. We invite them to showcase one or more Havana Club products through a ride in one city.

This third “carte blanche” highlights the work of Le boug Melo in Marseille, France.

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A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche
A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche

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A ride with Vicky Grout - Carte Blanche

VICKY GROUT

 

Vicky has risen through the London photography scene shooting musicians such as Jorja Smith, Rimon, Enny, Aitch, PA Salieu and many more. Music was her inspiration to start shooting and it had become intricately linked to her success, she started shooting at raves and gigs before getting being commissioned by the same artists she has been shooting at gigs for years. Her speciality: immortalize faces and tell stories. For Havana Club 7, she united her friends to showcase what inspires her in London and its creative energy.

Go check out Vicky’s photos on our Instagram: @havanaclub

 

 

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