Woman dancing in Baragua, Cuba
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Cuban town of Baragua's British West Indian heritage

It is almost a century since hundreds of people headed for Cuba from British territories in the West Indies, looking for work in the country's sugar industry.

The town of Baragua, in the centre of the island, was transformed by their arrival.

They brought with them the English language and many British traditions, but when Cuba's Communist government came into power during the 1960s, life dramatically changed.

The BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports on how are they managing to keep their traditions alive.

  • 27 Dec 2012
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