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19th EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DRUM FESTIVAL “FIESTA DEL TAMBOR”, “HAVANA RHYTHM AND DANCE FESTIVAL” GUILLERMO BARRETO IN MEMORIAM 2020

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The National Center of Popular Music summons the 19th Edition of the Contest and International Festival of Drum Festival "Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam", which will be held in Havana, from March 23 to 29, 2020 in multiple venues such as: Karl Marx Theater, Pink Room of La Tropical, Old Square (Old Havana), Casa de la Música de Plaza 31 y 2, Palco Hotel, El Sauce Cultural Center, Karl Marx Theater Parking, and América Theater, among others.

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Septeto Santiaguero, a quarter century of good music

BY MARTA CABRALES, PHOTOS: COURTESY OF THE GROUP

The first national tour last June of the Septeto Santiaguero confirmed that with them geographical fatalism is irrelevant, that which suggests Cuban artists who stay in their home area are excluded from popularity among Cubans.

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Cuban artist conquers New York audience again

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After making Cuba dance with his contagious music, Cimafunk's rising career hits the international stage and he currently enjoys the satisfaction of once again attracting New York audiences.

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Yasek Manzano: MUSIC IN TRANSIT, CONTINUAL IMPROVISATION

By Roxana Coz, Photos: Eric Politzer, Francesco Meliciani, Ivan Soca and Susan West

Cuba, as an infinite musical power, has been praised by many many of those who since the founding centuries of the nation began outlining art in which the boundaries became blurred between academic tradition and the so-called popular music, embedded in the military bands and orchestras of sacred chapel music or entertaining African saints from the skin of the drum.

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Fire Festival On Fifth Day in Santiago de Cuba

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The concert by singer Waldo Mendoza and the Uruguayan Youth Symphony Orchestra completed the fifth day of the 39th International Caribbean Festival, which began in this Cuban city on July 3 with the participation of about 30 countries.

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Something more than percussion

By Wina Acosta, Photos :Rafael Valiente

The music of Eduardo Ramos and Mas con Menos is unique and stands out from hundreds of other bands, mainly because of two factors: its original sound and the music’s soul. Cuban traditional popular music is very well-received by today’s youth, showing a healthy sign of widespread acceptance of musical diversity among younger generations.

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Athens of Cuba will "glow" in Jazz

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The city of Matanzas, known as "Athens of Cuba" due to the great cultural splendour that has always characterized it, will become the capital of Jazz from next April 25 with the completion of the third festival of that musical genre.

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