Prestigious Cuban groups will participate in the 16th edition of the Piña Colada Fusion Music Festival, to be held April 3-7 in Ciego de Avila.
With its permanent headquarters in the province of Ciego de Avila, this year the event will be dedicated to the 55th Anniversary of the Music Recording and Publishing Company (EGREM), to the 25 years of the Jose Marti Art Instructors Brigade and to the local orchestra Intermezzo, for its more than seven decades of life. Among the guests are Descemer Bueno, David Torrens, Alain Perez, Brenda Navarrete, Dayanis Gutierrez, Rumbavila Fusion, Orishas, Diego Gutierrez, Telmary Diaz, Qva Libre and the Buena Fe duo, among others. Piña Colada will mix all the genres which define Cuban music, from traditional to contemporary, said singer and composer Arnaldo Rodriguez, promoter and organizer of the event. He pointed out this edition will have as spaces the Maximo Gomez Square, the Artex Patio, the branch of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, the Saiz Brothers Association, the Marti Park, the Main Theater and the patio of the Mulato Acelera´o. It will also extend to Moron and the municipalities of Venezuela and Majagua, he added. He pointed out the event will be opened by Orishas, a group that fosters Rap, Latin Hip Hop and other genres which fuse with Cuban rhythms. The festival is organized every year to honor Cuban youth for the 57th anniversary of the Young Communist League and the 58th anniversary of the Jose Marti Pioneers Organization. An important proposal is the realization, on days four and five, of the 4th Symposium: Music, Youth and Society, a space for exchange, conferences and workshops, where Cuban professionals and researchers will talk about fusion music in Cuba and young performers.