(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Tokyo, Japan – The Salsa Cubana 2003 Contest, sponsored by Havana Club, a group of Japanese companies and the Cuban Embassy in Japan, successfully took place in the municipality of Osaki, in Tokyo, with the participation of dozens of couples from different parts of Japan. The event served as a favorable space to announce the celebration in Cuba, in 2004, of both a Cuban-Japanese Salsa Festival and the staging of Cuban popular choreographies by the famous Japanese dance company Takarazuka, under the guidance and production of Cuban maestro Santiago Alfonso.
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 is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.
Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.