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Cuba’s San Remo Music Festival Loses Participants

Cuba’s First Lady is the organizer

Cover design by Janet Aguilar

By Xel2 (El Toque)

HAVANA TIMES – This week we draw in regards to the San Remo Music Awards festival, after several international artists pulled out after learning who the organizers of this event were, to be held in April within the Cuban capital.

Among the many cancellations are Alex Ubago, Andy and Lucas, and Kalimba, after being questioned by users on social networks about their participation in an event organized by Lis Cuesta the wife of the Cuban president, Miguel Diaz Canel.

Almost concurrently, these artists appeared on their official channels to say that their representatives were unaware that the festival was organized by Cuban government institutions.

Partly, that is the political cost for using repressive methods against social protest that has left many a whole lot of political prisoners after July 11.

Music and art basically are unattainable to separate from their context. We hope that sooner slightly than later the Cuban public will find a way to enjoy art without mediating ideology and politics.

Greetings and completely satisfied Sunday,

Wimar Verdecia Fuentes

Well go together with Plan B. Start practicing…
Bah, even beauty gets old.
No one desires to sing in Liz Cuesta’s festival and to not need to cancel, she’s going to have her husband lip-synch.   In the long run verything has its cost.   Oh God…
Sell outs! No one goes to break our party.
San Machi – Are you there Machi?

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