(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Holguín, Cuba – The continuous performance of the
world’s longest "Son", lasted 110 hours. It began in Holguín on Saturday and
concluded today, on January 1, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Cuban
Revolution. The record performance opened with the orchestra Ases del Ritmo,
which was followed by renowned guest groups, including Cándido Fabré and his
band, Elito Revé and his Charangón, and Maravillas de Florida. Some 30 "son" groups and septets performed in an area close to the Major
General Calixto García Stadium, where thousands of dancers enjoyed the show,
which broke the current Guinness record of 104 hours set at La Tropical’s Salón
Rosado, in the Cuban capital, in 1991.
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.