The XVIII International Festival of the Drum Closes in Cuba

Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) A concert of popular performers and groups closes today the XVIII International Drum Festival Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam.

The Karl Marx Theater, in this capital, will host the first show of the day, which includes the participation of Issac Delgado and his orchestra, Santiago All Stars, the Muñequitos de Matanzas and the 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 will not be able to participate in that evening.

On the other hand, the local group Rumba Ávila will prolong the party until the night in the parking lot of the theater, while the Salon Rosado de la Tropical announces 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 anniversary of the founding 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, the singer and composer Laura de los Ángeles, José Montaña and her flamenco singing project Cantes de ida, the 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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