(Prensa Latina) Havana, Cuba – As a special moment in Cuban culture, the 6th National Septet Gathering “Ignacio Piñeiro” takes place on May 12-14 in several of Havana’s theaters. Musical groups from the whole country will perform at “Echale Salsita” patio, Havana’s Amphitheater, the Music and Friendship Houses and the America Theater these days.
The meeting will be dedicated to honor Cienfuegos septet Los Narajos’ 75th founding anniversary and Santiago de Cuba’s “Estudiantina Invasora”. About this issue, popular “tres” player Pancho Amat stated that the event has two essential objectives: a) to maintain the memory of a rhythm -the “son”- and b) to give life to the fantasy of “son” music.
Compay Segundo, Pancho Amat y su grupo, Jóvenes Clásicos del Son, Coto y su Eco Caribe, Barbarito Torres y su piquete, Matamoros, Hermanos Bravo, Cana Santa, Charanga Gold Star, Jomaly and Hilda Gorria y su Acento Cubano are included among the groups.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.