Cuba: US to participate in Havana Danzon International Festival for first time

Published on : Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cuba welcomes 2 million touristsSingers and music and dance groups from nine countries will participate in the 9th Havana Danzon International Festival to be held in Havana from June 24 to 28, organizers said today.



In a press conference, organizers said that the festival, dedicated to Mexico, will be attended by representatives from this country and also from Venezuela, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Peru, Argentina, Spain, and for the first time from the United States, as well as Cuban artists.



The festival will tackle the subject of the Bolero in the Danzon, to honor composers and musicians who have contributed to the high position of these music and dance rhythms in Cuba and the world.



According to the festival’s president Jose Loyola, during the event Puerto Rican singer Danny Rivera will be paid a tribute, for his presence and support for music events in Cuba.



Along with the festival, the International Symposium Havana Danzon will be held for two days (25 and 26), seeking to increase knowledge and update concepts.



Also as part of the festival, the 2nd International Competition for Young Singers “Boleros de Oro” will be held, seeking to find new singers to enhance the Bolero music style.



Loyola, founder of the event, announced also the International Dance Competition of Danzon, where Cuban and foreign dancers will participate.



The Danzon, born in 1879 in the Cuban province of Matanzas, was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Nation in 2013.

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