Cuba becomes the capital of Latin American rock
Bands from Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Costa Rica and Venezuela will be performing at the first “Patria Grande” Festival of Latin American Rock, to be held in Havana, Cienfuegos and Villa Clara from 14 to 18 November, and including a tribute to the Argentine musician Luis Alberto Spinetta.
Over four days, Havana and other cities on the Caribbean island will be welcoming groups from the continent, such as the Uruguayan band “No te va a gustar”, the main guest at the event, and “Puya” from Puerto Rico, renowned for their heavy metal and salsa repertoire. Other bands performing include Ra La culebra from Colombia, Curva Sur from Venezuela and La Milixia from Costa Rica.
Also as part of the event, the island will be welcoming a visit from Horacio González, Director of the National Library of the Argentine Republic, the country’s main cultural institution, in order to stage the Spinetta exhibition, the ‘libros de la buena memoria’ (books of good memory), in honour of the memory of Luis Alberto Spinetta, (1950-2012), known as the Father of Argentine rock, who was a poet, a composer of different genres of rock and a singer.
It was also announced that the festival’s opening ceremony will be held on the night of the 14th at the Tribuna Antimperialista José Martí, in Havana, and that it will feature the five guest bands. The programme will continue on the 15th with the concerts performed by No Te Va Gustar in the Salón Rosado de La Tropical and by Puya in the Casa de la Música de Miramar, both in Havana, and the Teatro Terry de Cienfuegos will be the venue for performances by Ra La culebra, Curva Sur and La Milixia.
For this Latin rock festival, Meliá Cuba is offering three hotels that are conveniently located: Meliá Cohiba, Meliá Habana and Tryp Habana Libre, enabling festival-goers to be very close to the action whilst enjoying the finest panoramic views of the sea and the city.