(Prensa Latina-Cumbancha)Madrid, Spain – Cuban rap band Orishas, a 2003 Latin Grammy nominee, will perform in concert at the International Cultures Festival, Pirineos Sur, to take place in Huesca, northeast of Madrid, in July and August.
The trio, with two albums –A Lo Cubano
and Emigrantewill participate in the festival along with acts from Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, the US, Germany, France and Turkey and other countries, besides national acts.
The Festival will open on July 11 and will be dedicated to Latin American popular music, from the traditional to the modern. A special space will be given to rock in Spanish, which has gained ground in the international market since the early 90’s. For it, a huge delegation including the Mexican group Café Tacuba and singer Vicentico are expected. Techno music will be represented by Los Andes Electronicos and Brazilian DJ Dolores, while legendary Venezuelan singer Oscar D’León will sing the best salsa and son songs included on his repertoire.
Peruvian artist Susana Baca is one of the guests of honor and she will perform in a section dedicated to African and native traditions.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.