Piña Colada Festival with Record Numbers this Year

CIEGO DE AVILA, Cuba, Apr 1 (acn) La 12th edition of Piña Colada Fusion Music Festival, to be held in Ciego de Ávila from April 2 to 5, will exceed the participation of artists in previous years, assured the organizers.

Dedicated to the Cuban youth in general and the 10th Congress of the Young Communist League (UJC by its Spanish acronym), the event will bring together more than 400 musicians from all genres, including the orchestra Son Kayori and dance company of the University of Panama.

Arnaldo Rodriguez, director of El Talisman Orchestra and chairman of the event, told reporters that the concerts, presentations and shows will reflect the best of styles and cultural influences on the island.

There will also be documentaries screenings, video debates and talks in order to promote theoretical exchanges on texts, keynote speeches and musical variants addressed in recent times.

Along with the festival, it will also be conducted the 5th theoretical meeting of young Cuban timba with debates by specialists, musicologists, critics and practitioners of the so-called salsa music.

In addition, the host Arnaldo Rodriguez will present the album Mis canciones, with several unreleased tracks and other already known, composed by him, in the voices of performers such as Diana Fuentes and Omara Portuondo.

Nayibis Aguilera Aguilera, specialist in cultural communication in the province, said that Principal Theatre will also host the release of the album Defendiendo mis raices, by local band Rumbávila Fusion.

Bamboleo , El Niño y la Verdad, Cuba Libre, Manana Club and Charanga America are among those who have confirmed their presence in the event, as well as projects such as PMM, and the children’s company La Colmenita .

The hip-hop and trova shall also be represented through figures like David Torrens, Diego Gutierrez, Charly Salgado, Nelson Valdes, Ariel Barreiro, Tony Avila and Luna Manzanares .

Ciego de Avila is home to the core activities of the country by April 4th, anniversary of the UJC and the José Martí Pioneers Organization.

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