(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Tokyo, Japan – The Salsa Cubana 2003 Contest, sponsored by Havana Club, a group of Japanese companies and the Cuban Embassy in Japan, successfully took place in the municipality of Osaki, in Tokyo, with the participation of dozens of couples from different parts of Japan. The event served as a favorable space to announce the celebration in Cuba, in 2004, of both a Cuban-Japanese Salsa Festival and the staging of Cuban popular choreographies by the famous Japanese dance company Takarazuka, under the guidance and production of Cuban maestro Santiago Alfonso.
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.