(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Camagüey, Cuba – The longest “Son” in the world continues its “relay race” heading for Havana, with the performance of bands and orchestras without a break in this eastern Cuban province of Camagüey. “Soneros” from Camagüey relieved their colleagues from Las Tunas province at 8 pm (local time) Thursday, to continue the unusual show for 24 hours. Famous local groups such as Maravillas de Florida, Lagrimas Negras, Ritmo Moderno, Sabor Cubano, Jaleo, Pepe Band, Contacto, Soneros de Camacho performed a varied repertoire at the Palacio de la Juventud. Beginning in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba,
the marathon concert has passed through the provinces of Guantanamo, Granma and
Holguin. The non-stop Son moved on to the central province of Ciego de Avila and
will close in late May in Havana, at the closing ceremony of the CUBADISCO 2004
Fair. As part of the project, Camagüey previously organized a colloquium where
renowned investigators lectured on the music genre.
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.