Drum Festival Returns to Cuba

havana-live-drum-festivalDrummers of Mexico, Australia, Argentina and the United States will travel to Havana to participate in the Fiesta del Tambor Festival (Drum Festival) as of March 11 to 16, with more than a thousand Cuban artists.
Professional and self-taught musicians will compete in the traditional Guillermo Barreto In Memoriam percussion contest, which is also open to foreigners in the categories of drums, kettledrums, congas, bongos and bata drums, musician and composer Giraldo Piloto, chairman of the event, told Prensa Latina.
It is an internationally known musical event and this time will receive Jojo Mayer, one of the best drummers in the world, Piloto said.
The 13th Drum Festival also sponsors a casino dance contest and concerts with famous bands such as Los Van Van, Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco and Buena Vista Social Club, among others.
Mella and Karl Marx theaters, the Salon Rosado de la Tropical, Rumba Palace and the Habana Libre hotel will be the headquarters of the Drum Festival, which also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Egrem record company.

(By Adalys Pilar MirelesPL)