XV Festival Cubadisco 2011 in Santiago de Cuba | Dedicated to “Los soneros del Mundo”

| 03/30/2011


The Cubadisco International Fair founded in 1997 and organized by the Cuban Institute of Music is the most important event of the Cuban music industry and it constitutes a preferential space to expose the main achievements reached by the phonography in Cuba.
This XV edition will be held from May 14th to 22nd and it is dedicated to “Los soneros del Mundo (The Son singers of the World) and to Santiago de Cuba.
In this occasion Adalberto Alvarez, “El Caballero del Son”, will be the president of honor. Three important activities will be held during the event. From May 1st, the 3rd edition of “El Son más largo del mundo” (The lengthiest son of the world) with more than 300 hours of continued music and dances through the island, the 2nd International competition of Pie Forzado with Alexis Díaz Pimienta as its president and the Great match of the contest of Son interpretation and improvisation in piano, tres and voice, headed by the famous pianist Frank Fernández


During the creation of the “El Son más largo del mundo”, there will be on show the broad range of Cuban sounds, when every genre will be represented.
In the 14 days sound marathon, throughout the country, sucu-sucu, changüí, nengón and kiribá will be heard.
Theatres, squares, night clubs and popular streets, used to the rhythmic dance of the people of Santiago, will host the main shows and concerts of the festival, from 14 until 22 May.
The future of the Cuban music industry will be discussed, which each year increases its artistic rigor and increases its recognition in world stages .
Likewise, CubaDisco will change the shape of the city, including the unveiling of a sculpture of Miguel Matamoros and a monument to the tres in bronze, stated Montoya.

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