Percuba 2001, the Best of World Percussion

(Prensa Latina) Havana, Cuba – The best of Cuban percussion and over 60 foreign musicians are currently performing at the 12th Percuba International Festival, April 17-21 at Havana’s Amadeo Roldán Theater. The event is dedicated to Cuban “maestros” such as Los Van Van orchestra founder José Luis Quintana, known as “Changuito” and composer of the popular rhythm “Mozambique” the late Pedro Izquierdo, known as “Pello el Afrokán”.

The festival includes the colloquy “El otro entorno de la percusion”, several workshops and a contest that will feature different Cuban, Afro-Cuban and multi-percussion rhythms.