(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – The solidarity concert America-Caribbean, Culture and Social Revolution, sponsored by the Almendares Vivo project, took place at Havana’s Metropolitan Park. The concert involved Gerardo Alfonso, Vicente Feliú, Alberto Tosca, Angel Quintero and Izquierdo Reservado, as well as Manguaré, Anónimo Consejo, Steel Band Havana and Café con leche, among others. Organizers said that the concert is held every three months and each version is dedicated to a different continent, in an effort to build a bridge to mutual knowledge and fraternal exchange among peoples.
On this occasion, the concert was a chant of brotherhood to America, stressed singer songwriter Gerardo Alfonso, the initiative’s promoter, who said that the previous concert was aimed at strengthening ties with Asia. The next concert, scheduled for April 2004, will be dedicated to Africa.
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.