Cuba’s First Lady is the organizer
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