(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Cienfuegos, Cuba.- Cuban country music returns to Cienfuegos, when the Third Luis Gomez Ballad Festival takes place January 22 to 25. Representatives of the genre from Villa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Ciego de Avila, Camagüey and Las Tunas provinces will display their talent during the event, intended to pay homage to the figures of Gomez and Chanito Isidron.Improvisers, musicians, writers, researchers and promoters will gather to compete in the festival. The program also includes performances and conferences on a variety of topics such as Camaguey ballads, the importance of improvisation, the life and work of Luis Gomez and Marti’s influence on contemporary poetry.
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.