Radio Havana Cuba

A friendly voice around the world

  • Español
  • English
  • Português
  • Esperanto
  • العربية
  • Français
  • Italiano
  • Follow Us on
  • Radio Habana Cuba en Facebook
  • Radio Habana Cuba en Twitter
  • Radio Habana Cuba en Youtube
  • Canal RSS principal
  • sent_message

#NoMasBloqueo #SolidaridadVsBloqueo

Hancock and Valdés celebrate jazz in Havana

Activities to mark International Jazz Day will wind up in Havana today at a concert at the Cuban capital's Grand Theater Alicia Alonso, featuring Herbie Hancock and Chucho Valdés. The much-expected concert starts at 5 p.m. and is scheduled to be broadcast live by Cuban Television and projected on giant screens outside the theater.

Throughout the week renowned jazz musicians from Cuba, the US, Europe and other regions have shared the stage to celebrate the music genre. UNESCO chose Cuba for this celebration for the quality of the island’s jazz scene and the contributions of Cuban musicians to the genre at the international level. UNESCO General Director, Irina Bokova, is in Cuba for the occasion and has met with Cuban Culture Minister, Abel Prieto; Deputy Foreign Minister, Abelardo Moreno; Havana Historian, Eusebio Leal, and UNESCO regional office director, Katherine Müller. Bokova has said that the rich Cuban musical culture gave rise to the Afro Cuban jazz movement, inspired by a wonderful mixture of cultures and peoples of the region. Cuban jazz, she added, is a lesson of creative diversity that resounds in UNESCO’s deepest feelings.

Edited by Damian Donestevez
Commentaries
MAKE A COMMENT
  • Aid Continues to Arrive in Cuba in Wake of Hurricane Irma
  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show
  • RHC's Segment 'The Real Story'
  • RHC's Interview with Senior Journalist and Radio Amateur Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro
  • RHC's Mailbag Show
  • First Humanitarian Aid Shipment from Venezuela Arrives in Havana
NUMBER OF HITS/VISITORS

3704492

  • Max: 19729
  • yesterday: 4956
  • today: 4882
  • online: 226
  • total: 3704492