Van Van to close national tour with great birthday concert

Featured Van Van to close national tour with great birthday concert

With a great concert at the Havana University Steps to celebrate their 45 anniversary on December 4, the Juan Formell y Los Van Van popular orchestra – re-baptized as homage to founder director Juan Formell - will close the national tour started in July.

The concert will take place the day after at 9.00 pm, and the mythical musical group will play some of their first themes and their most recent ones, playing numbers in their most recent album La Fantasía, a tribute to the orchestra creator.

Samuel Formell, son and continuer of the legacy of the renown composer advanced that this will be a reencounter with the Cuban public, a way to celebrate together to the dancers, which was the reason to exist and main driving force of the work of the group since the beginnings.

The new director of Los Van Van said that La Fantasía (Egrem, 2014) includes 14 themes, five of them by his father, among which the one which gives the name to the production in which other members of the group participate as authors.

The orchestra, which is known by their social chronicle style and the popular tint they give to their sound, maintains this line in the record, which is the debut of Samuel as general producer and shows the new way they somehow started after Formell´s death last May.

The concert in the University Steps on December 5 will be a good occasion to present their new work and for the public to acquire it, although we will focus in our previous work, we want to summarize 45 years career in the show, he pointed at.

Little actors/musicians of La Colmenita Children Theater will become doubles of the members of the group when they play two popular songs: Somos cubanos and Tim Pop Cumberland, among other surprises, as informed to the press the director Carlos Alberto Cremata.

The event will also include a Fair from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Jovellar Street where the new album and other titles in their discography could be acquired likewise other products as jars, T-shirts, key lockers and bags.

Translation: Liana Fleitas (Cubarte)

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