With a different style to that which is normally heard on the island, Lizzy and her band choose to sing in English, for a Cuban audience.
Born in Santiago de Cuba, young Andy Rubal Bello has had music running through his veins ever since he was a little boy. The most Caribbean city in Cuba has inevitably marked him with its history and traditions, where the voices of bohemian trovadores and great son singers mix into one melody.
Interview with Oakland Symphonic Youth Orchestra’s principal conductor Omid Zoufonoun, at the close of a ten-day tour in Cuba with performances in Santa Clara, Cienfuegos and Havana.
With a beautiful, applauded … and little promoted concert at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Cuba, the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra performed their finale on July 16th.
The Cuban rock band, La Vieja Escuela (The old school), which according to Roberto, Anima Mundi’s lead guitarist, has a clean, balanced sound, like you were listening to a well-made CD.
The Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra departed on its 11 day Cuba Tour earlier this week. The 57 youth orchestra members will give concerts in Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, and Havana.
Cesar Diario Rodriguez has strong convictions about his responsibility as an artist to make decent music, and with his talent, he’s on the road to a having a very successful career. “I’m 20 years old, although I began studying the cello at beginner’s level when I was eight and I’ve never stopped my studies.”
The first Gathering of Trovadores in Havana will take place at El Sauce. An initiative created by singer-songwriter Frank Delgado it honors the memory of Noel Nicola (1946-2005) and Santiago Feliu (1962-2014).
“My mother has been a very important person in my life because I grew up watching ballerinas and going to ballet performances. Even though I never step onto the stage, I also have this art form in my blood,” claims the young composer and pianist Pepe Gavilondo.
US rocker Jon Bon Jovi is visiting Cuba, adding to the list of celebrities wanting to get to know the island after the thaw with the United States.