(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Camagüey, Cuba – The vocal group Desandann, made up of musicians of Haitian origin from Camagüey, visited Haiti for the fourth time to perform during the festivities on the 200th anniversary of that country’s independence. Directed by Professor Emilia Díaz Chávez, the group sings in Creole, Spanish and English languages, and will sing 16 songs by Haitian, Cuban and US composers during the tour.In 1996, 2000 and 2001, Desandann visited Haiti, from where large groups of immigrants settled in Cuba, leaving their imprint in such sectors as arts, cuisine, and sugar agriculture. Founded in 1994, the group combines vocal virtuosity with charismatic movements. They have also performed in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Martinique.
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.