Athens of Cuba will "glow" in Jazz

Athens of Cuba will

The city of Matanzas, known as "Athens of Cuba" due to the great cultural splendour that has always characterized it, will become the capital of Jazz from next April 25 with the completion of the third festival of that musical genre.

This important event will bring together the most important Cuban jazz players and will be dedicated especially to the 80th birthday of maestro Leo Brouwer and to commemorate the eight decades of the death of  Cuban composer and violinist Amadeo Roldán.

During four days the audience will be able to enjoy the interpretative mastery of Bobby Carcases, the Lopez-Nussa family, the O'Neill family, Alejandro Falcón, Yasek Manzano, Enrique Plá and Miguelón, among many other artists.

Something that must be emphasized is that this festival also intends to pay homage to the Cuban roots of African origin of the country's music, for which also folkloric groups of the city will be presented, among them the popular Muñequitos de Matanzas.

Also, during the festival there will be conferences, book and CD presentations and an important musicology event "Danilo Orozco in Memoriam".

This third edition of the Matanzas Jazz Festival, which will end on April 28, will be held in several stages, including the White concert hall and the emblematic Sauto theater, with  the support of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba and the travel agency Paradiso.