havana-live-los-van-vanHAVANA,  Jun 10  More than 15 thousand people enjoyed the concert given by the popular Cuban band Los Van Van in France, where they celebrated their 45th anniversary and at the same time paid tribute to its founder Juan Formell.
The audience that filled the lake surroundings of Enghien-les-Bains city, located north of Paris, sang and danced until dawn to the rhythm of the famous group for more than four hours. We really felt very happy with the job done tonight.
It’s amazing how the audience gathered here knows Van Van repertoire, Pedrito Calvo, ex-singer of the band, told Prensa Latina. When asked about Formell´s legacy, Calvo said that he was a very outstanding composer and arranger and an excellent person.
havana-live-van-van-franceHe was an authentic Cuban and so his music will transcend for a long time. Pedrito Calvo, Angel Bonne and Isaac Delgado were among the artists invited to the concert, co-produced by Dominique Roland, director of Enghien-les-Bains Arts Center, and Abdala studios from Cuba. My father left a great legacy. For over four decades the band has remained at the preference of Cubans, Samuel Formell, current director of the group, stated.
havana-live-juan-formell-y-los-van-van-Before the concert, recorded on a DVD, a meeting on business opportunities in Cuba took place in the town of Enghien-les-Bans. Hector Igarza, Cuban ambassador to France, highlighted the historical and cultural ties between Cuba and that European nation, and added that this celebration is an opportunity to strengthen bilateral bonds. http://www.cadenagramonte.cu/english/index.php/show/articles/18426:cuban-orchestra-van-van-enjoy-success-in-french-concert.