(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – Prestigious Cuban band Moncada’s leader Jorge Gómez announced the beginning of their open mike Hangar 202 program, Friday and Saturday at the Boyeros Fairgrounds. Gomez stated this will be a cultural project with varied music linking the transcendental with the universal, oriented to youths and to those not so young, but with life’s happiness in their soul. Moncada, with an anthology repertoire including Chamamé a Cuba, Fundar una Esperanza and Mágica, is the most spectacular of Cuban free format, fusion Cuban bands.It expects to have hip hop and pop bands as guests to this Havana’s cultural space. Three decades ago, Gomez and several mates from the University of Havana joined and founded a band aesthetically and conceptually different to the popular bands and orchestras of the time. They became a big hit and were in great demand, while topping the charts.
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.