Piña Colada Festival, the fun begins in the center of Cuba

Piña Colada Festival, the fun begins in the center of Cuba
Piña Colada Festival, the fun begins in the center of Cuba

Until next Sunday, notable exponents of sound art in the country and others from Panama (Grupo Matices and Son Kayori), the Dominican Republic (Henya) and Puerto Rico (Bongo Orchestra) will share their musicality in this city and in the municipality of Morón , sub-venue of the event.

In turn, they will transfer their talent to communities, schools, work centers and various spaces of social and productive interest, according to statements by musician and festival founder Arnaldo Rodríguez.

The event also hosts the eighth edition of the Music and Youth Symposium with workshops, conferences, practical classes and presentations by young creators from Ciego de Ávila and other latitudes.

The Popular Pineapple Festival, the cultural crusade for the communities, the Latir Avileño parade, and children’s activities for April 4 will be some of the proposals in this edition.

Piña Colada also reserved the launch of the Musicávila Prize for Creation and Interpretation, in conjunction with the Agency of the same name that honors outstanding musicians from Ciego de Avila.

According to Rodríguez, there will be space for performing arts and dance, the play Fátima y el parque de la Fraternidad will be exhibited, performed by actor Ray Cruz, in addition to other staging by Teatro Mejunje and Caminos Teatro de Ciego from Avila.

Musicians defending the most diverse genres such as jazz, rap, rock and hip hop will share the stage. On this occasion, Arnaldo’s performances are expected, along with his Talisman, Buena Fe, David Blanco, Toques del Río, Maikel Blanco and Salsa Mayor, Issac Delgado, among others.

The contest, as usual, will celebrate the anniversaries of the Union of Young Communists (UJC) and the José Martí Pioneers Organization (Opjm), and will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Musical Recordings and Publishing Company (Egrem).

It will also pay tribute to the Avilanian musicians Nelson Oney and Eliseo Simón, and Pablo Menéndez and his group Blend.

Through a Choral Encounter between vocal groups from Havana, Camagüey and Santiago de Cuba, Piña Colada will pay tribute to the 25 years of Corávila.

Young art instructors and members of the amateur artists movement will star in the parade of traditions, which usually opens the festival, in tribute to the 20th anniversary of the José Martí Brigade.


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