Havana World Music Festival to promote cultural diversity through music

Published on : Friday, March 11, 2016

Havana World Music FestivalAiming to promote cultural diversity through music, the 3rd Havana World Music Festival (HWM) will take place on March 26 and 27.

Providing details of the event artistic director Eme Alfonso spoke about the importance of supporting Latin American and Caribbean music proposals at the festival.

The activities will take place at the Cuban Art Factory, a cultural center that has received renowned personalities such as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Major Lazer.

Eme Alfonso said that of the nine countries represented by music bands, six come from our region: Mexico, Haiti, Argentina, Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago.

Cuba will be represented at the festival by different groups, like Yoruba Andabo, winner of a Latin Grammy in 2001 in the category of folk music.

Other bands from provinces like Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo will present to the audience different genres like hip hop, Latin jazz and changüi, which is the vernacular sound of eastern Cuba.

The festival co-director, Carlos Alfonso, said that the most interesting thing about this festival, is that non commercial sounds have the opportunity to reach Havana’s stages.


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