Cuban Music Will Look Within in 2004

(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – Cuban Culture Deputy Minister for
Music Abel Acosta said that "this year has been great for Cuban culture, and
in 2004, the country’s music will look within
". Acosta’s meeting with the
press took place at a promotion center in western Havana. The meeting was aimed
at reviewing Cuban music in 2003 and explain next year’s goals. The Cuban
official said that at present, the country is trying to increase its presence in
the world, despite the hostility of the world’s biggest economic and military
power. "The country will look within, so will music and culture this new year",
he added. Several excellent musicians will be in charge of this new
utopia-reality by the Cubans, added Acosta. The symphonic orchestras, he
announced, will be turned into teaching units, so the future musicians will give
concerts and at the same time, they will receive theoretical-practical classes,
he pointed out.