HAVANA, January 21. In January is the great jazz festival in Cuba. Simultaneously, in Havana and Santiago, the 39th edition of the Jazz Plaza International Festival opens this Sunday, which will bring together important musicians from more than twenty nations.
Until January 28 and with the slogan Pa’que flujazz at our rhythm, the event will host more than 150 artists (92 of them American) in an intense program of concerts and theoretical meetings.
In that sense, the XIX Leonardo Acosta in Memoriam International Colloquium will host specialists, students, jazz and industry professionals starting this Monday at the Fábrica de Arte Cubano in panels, workshops and master classes with a central theme: the piano in the jazz.
Today at the National Theater the Amada Música concert will be held, led by maestro Joaquín Betancourt, with which the 15 years of the Jazz Band and the 50 years of artistic life of this artist, 2019 National Music Award winner, will be celebrated.
Meanwhile, in Santiago de Cuba, the opening will be performed by the Cuban pianist living in the United States Nachito Herrera and the Symphony Orchestra of that city.
The Festival will pay tribute in its closing concert to the National Ballet of Cuba on its 75th anniversary, with the participation of the company and a group of musicians led by pianist Roberto Fonseca.
The world premiere of the piece Aparatum, choreographed by Raúl Reinoso to the music of Fonseca, will take place next Sunday at the capital’s National Theater. The director of the BNC Viengsay Valdés will also dance in that presentation.