Varadero gears up to its biggest annual music festival this July

Posted: 09-Jun-18 09:16

The first edition of Josone Varadero Jazz & Son will come to Cuba's premier beach resort this July bringing to the table amazing contemporary Cuban music from a selection of international stars and Grammy-winning artists, including reggaeton phenomenon Gente de Zona, salsa legend Isaac Delgado, renowned jazzist Ernan Lopez-Nusa, as well as traditional local music bands like Los Munequitos de Matanzas, with a wide repertoire that ranges from guaguanco to son.

Varadero gears up to its biggest annual music festival this July

Most long-standing music festivals and jazz events in Cuba tend to be celebrated in the capital, which is why the fact that Varadero is getting its own annual bash is kind of a big thing. Especially for holidaymakers, as it will bring authentic Cuban music from contemporary famous bands both locally and internationally closer to the beach-basking action under the sun.

Organised by EGREM (Cuba’s national music record label) in partnership with Musicuba, Paradiso and Grupo Palmares, the new Varadero music festival will be celebrated at Parque Josone, from 12 to 15 July and will see four days of daily concerts from 20 Cuban and foreign bands, as well as music workshops and an artisan fair selling cultural products.

Timba, rumba and son will all have a special place in Varadero’s upcoming music festival, with legendary bands and singers taking to the stage and covering a wide range of music genres beyond the main ones just mentioned. Jazz, pop rock and reggaeton will also have a place at the festival, with fusion beats that mix elements of Cuban salsa (a.k.a timba) with modern Latin sounds like reggaeton, as expertly performed by Grammy-winning duo Gente de Zona, internationally famous for their musical collaborations with Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony and other worldwide famous Latin stars.

This festival is both contemporary and timeless, with old traditional bands like Los Munequitos de Matanzas performing classical son and rumba pieces while salsa veteran Isaac Delgado gets everyone dancing to his infectious and melodic songs. Young artists include Yissy Garcia, Dayme Arocena and Osain del Monte, while Isaac Delgado, dubbed “El Chevere de la Salsa” announced a line-up of international artists that are “well-respected and loved by the Cuban people and the rest of the world” who would be arriving in Cuba to perform at the event. The full programme of performances, he added would be believed during a press conference to be held on 29th June.

From 7 p.m. to the early hours of the morning the Josone Varadero Jazz & Son will be moving crowds at Parque Josone to a variety of sounds. Beyond treating an international and local audience to quality Cuban music, this mega party also seeks to position Varadero as a cultural destination for travellers wanting more than a sun and beach holiday. Like it once did in the 70s and 80s, Varadero will once again be a grand stage for Latin music, putting the focus on local talent and introducing beach-goers to the internationally-renowned talent of Cuban jazzists, which has earned the island numerous accolades and distinctions.

No doubt, an event to underline on the calendar if you’re in Varadero next month!


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