The eighteenth edition of JoJazz International Festival dedicated to young talents began in Havana on November 19th and continues through Sunday the 22nd. (9 photos)
Everything is ready for the 31st International Jazz Plaza Festival, to be held from December 17 to 20, dedicated to the music genres that have an impact on jazz music. The festival will lay special emphasis on the music traditions of African, Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Manolito Simonet y su trabuco, a much-acclaimed Cuban salsa band created in 1993, will be performing in several Latin American countries as preamble to a major tour of the United States and Europe and the launching of Hecho en Cuba (“Made in Cuba”), a music project recently begun in collaboration with Argentine-English musician, composer and producer Dominic Miller.
From October 16-24, the Festival Mozart Habana 2015 celebated a historic collaboration between European and Cuban classical musicians. This international collaborative celebration began to be planned in 2012, and was co-sponsored by the Salzburg Mozarteum (Austria), ISA, the University of Havana, and the Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana, with the support of the European Union. (8 photos)
Four years ago, she traded the heat of the tropics for the icy temperatures of Switzerland. Her name is Susana Orta Lopez and she is the lead singer of Siga Volando (“Keep On Flying”), a band treating the European country to Cuban and Latin American rhythms through traditional Cuban charanga.
The winner of numerous awards at different international events, Wilma Alba is one of the young musicians currently at the vanguard of Cuba’s composition scene. We interviewed her on her efforts.
The Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra filled the White House on Thursday with Cuban rhythms. The famous group was the guest star of a Hispanic gala attended by President Barack Obama. It was the first time in 50 years that a band based in Cuba performed at the White House.
Pop singer Katy Perry made her second trip to Cuba in three days on Tuesday and visited the headquarters of the La Colmenita theater company in Havana. The singer, guitarist, songwriter and actress shared an hour with the children’s group, singing and dancing with them.
The “Buena Vista Social Club” will perform this Thursday at a Hispanic gala at the White House with the President Barack Obama. The performance “is the first of a Cuban band at the White House for more than 50 years.
Katy Perry, the new goddess of pop in the United States, snuck into Havana over the weekend, following in the footsteps of Beyonce, Rihanna and Mick Jagger and the expected visits of Sting and Stevie Wonder.