Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Tribute in Havana

June 4, 2017 | Print Print |

Photo Feature by Elio Delgado Valdes

 

HAVANA TIMES – The Park located on 17th Street in the neighborhood of Vedado in  the Cuban capital, was the venue for a 50th anniversary celebration concert for the Beatles’ award winning Sgt. Pepper’s album (1967).

Known today as John Lennon Park, it hosts the life-size statue of Lennon by the Cuban sculptor Jose Ramon Villa Soberon, unveiled in the year 2000. It is monument to an opening in cultural policy since the Beatles music was banned for decades on the local airwaves by the Castro government.

The initiative for the event was organized by the musician X Alfonso, musicologist Guille Vilar and the Ministry of Culture.

The concert included the bands Los Kents, La Vieja Escuela, La Fleta, SweetLizzy Project, Pablo Menendez, Gens and the children’s company La Colmenita, which came together to play their own versions of the thirteen songs on the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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  • John Q Smith

    Why isn’t everybody hateful towards one another?

    • Carlyle MacDuff

      There is a simple reason John Q. Smith why people are not all hateful to one another. They reflect the humanity of the individual rather than the malleable proleteriat mass so desired by communism which crushes care and concern for others.

      • John Q Smith

        Like the people in the Park in Portland Oregon.

        • Carlyle MacDuff

          The ones that Donald Trump failed to twitter about?