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Playing every day is fundamental

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The mandatory closure of theaters and recreational venues as a result of the COVID-19 health emergency, has led artists in all corners of the planet to find other stages where they can share their art, not only as encouragement to rise above the sadness that prevails these days, but also to keep their work alive. In this way, Multi-award winning Cuban violinist William Roblejo has used so-called “challenges”

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Cuba musicians offer concerts online, on radio and television

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With the performance of Cuban singer-songwriter Eduardo Sosa, the joint transmission of online concerts #EstamosContigo#MusicosPorCuba began March 25, an initiative in which several cultural institutions of the country are participating, to support stay-at-home efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus SARS CoV-2. The Ministry’s digital platforms, based in Havana, are linked with Santiago de Cuba, to broadcast encouraging messages from musicians in the eastern part of the country, as well.

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The Cobre Steel Band

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With a fruitful, 30-year career under its belt, the Cobre Steel Band has won a spot in the musical tastes of Cubans, and particularly among the country’s most outstanding performers, who recognize the uniqueness of the finely tuned timbre its members extract from their instruments created from metal barrels.

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Van Van Orchestra Closes with Songo Salsa Festival in Cuba

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The Tren de la Musica Cubana (Cuban Music Train) kicked off this dawn with hundreds of passengers on board, eager to dance and sing to songo rhythm during the closing ceremony of the Salsa Festival 4th edition.

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Mexican Singer Armando Manzanero Records Songs in Cuba

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Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero today recorded for the first time in Cuba three songs with the renowned singer Haila Maria Mompie, which will be included in the artist”s next production.

‘With all due respect, Haila sings Armando Manzanero’ is the new work’s title, which will be a tribute to the legend of Mexican romantic music and will contain songs from his extensive repertoire brought to the salsa genre, Mompie told Prensa Latina.

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Puerto Rican Musician Gilberto Santa Rosa Arrives In Cuba

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Puerto Rican singer Gilberto Santa Rosa arrived in Cuba today to give two concerts, on his 40th tour and his fourth-decade musical career. The first presentation of the Puerto Rican is scheduled for tomorrow at the Josone Varadero Jazz & Salsa Festival, which began this Thursday at the famous Cuban resort.

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Always Omara

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Material of great relevance to understanding the recent history of Omara Portuondo, intimacies of her work and her current career, is contained on the album Omara siempre, presented recently by Egrem studios.

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Havana International Guitar Festival and Contest

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Jesús Ortega, president of the 15th Havana International Guitar Festival and Contest, noted, “Any event that brings together global figures such as Gismonti, Pepe Romero and Eliot Fisk, is of enormous importance, because they are role models, not by copying them, but for their world class performance, even of the simplest things.”

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Mexicans Will Exhibit Cuban Work on Perez Prado

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The Mexican Independent Company ”Conjuro Teatro” will premiere at the City Theater ”Yo soy el rey del mambo,” by Cuban playwright Ulises Rodriguez, the House of Scenic Memory (CME) confirmed here today. Directed by Dana Stella Aguilar, the group will perform on April 13, 14 and 15 in the aforementioned hall, in the Mexican capital, with a stage performance that pays homage to Damaso Perez Prado.

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Lolo Lovina band Creates Expectation in Havana World Music

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Australian group Lolo Lovina, influenced by a strong push of swing, gypsy Balkan music, tango and heavy metal, has performed in this capital in one of the facilities that host the Havana World Music Festival (HWM).