The XVIII International Festival of the Drum Closed in Cuba

Featured The XVIII International Festival of the Drum Closed in Cuba

A concert by popular performers and groups closed Sunday the XVIII International Drum Festival Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam.

The Karl Marx Theater, in this capital, hosted the first show of the day, which included the participation of Issac Delgado and his orchestra, Santiago All Stars, the Muñequitos de Matanzas and pianist Javier Mazó 'Caramelo'.

According to an official note read the day before on local television, for reasons of force majeure, Spanish flamenco singer Diego El Cigala would not be able to participate in that evening.

On the other hand, local group Rumba Ávila prolonged the party until the night in the parking lot of the theater, while the Salon Rosado de la Tropical announced an ideal cast for dancers led by Alexander Abreu and Habana de Primera, Elito Revé and Su Charangón, Dj The Rabid Mouse, The Noro and First Class.

The eighteenth edition of the Drum Festival, from March 4 to 10, was dedicated to the 500th founding anniversary of the Villa de San Cristóbal in Havana, where the event has taken place since its origins.

In addition to the usual competitions and luxury concerts, there were master classes of casino and rumba, flamenco piano, guitar and cajón workshops.

The event was dedicated to Spain, a country from which came artists of the highest level such as Falete, singer and composer Laura de los Ángeles, José Montaña and her flamenco singing project Cantes de ida, musical group Ketama and Patax.

Every night, the shows multiplied in several venues of the capital, where numerous dancers dawned, for six days in a row, with a desire to continue the party.

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