(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – The Cuban orchestra Los Van Van, directed by Juan Formell, and winner of the 2003 National Music Award, will be one of the renowned groups that will perform at the nationwide festivities on the 45th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. The local media highlighted the festivities on the Revolution’s anniversary, which will be held in 171 spots throughout the island until January 10.
Los Van Van will perform on January 1 – on the Cuban Revolution’s holiday – at the Anti-imperialist Tribune, situated across from the US Interests Section in Havana. Other artists who will perform during the festivities are Omara Portuondo, the diva of the Buena Vista Social Club, the renowned Orquesta Aragón and salsa singer Isaac Delgado, among others. Not only salsa groups will perform during the festivities, which will be a showcase for other musical genres, including fusion, rock and hip-hop.
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.