(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Santa Isabel de las Lajas (Cienfuegos), Cuba.- With more than a hundred activities on the program, preparations for the Benny More International Festival of Popular Music, to take place September 11 through 14, is making progress in the city. The cradle of the “Sonero” King, Cienfuegos, and Havana will be once again be the venues for the cultural event, this year celebrating its 14th edition. Front line groups and soloists will perform at the Festival, with which the local cultural institutions will enrich with the homage to the mythic figure of Benny, whose presence is felt in each corner of the southern municipality. The community will star in the program that will include options leading to the native roots and knowledge on the life and work of the musician from Santa Isabel de las Lajas. Year after year the Festival becomes an event ennobling the life and work of the King of Rhythm.
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.