With the aim of promoting the coexistence of knowledge, talented artists and Cuban rhythms of the new generations, from August 2nd to 4th, Havana will host the first edition of the Timba Festival, an event that will pay tribute to Juan Formell, founder of the Van Van orchestra.
The cultural center El Sauce, one of the main locations of the Festival, will host part of the concerts of a contest that has already aroused much interest also for the presentation of the Havana Popular Music Contest Yes, in charge of the Juan Formell Chair of the Institute Superior of Art.
Organized by the Company of Artistic and Literary Promotions Artex SA, RTV Comercial and the Alzara Communication group, the event will include theoretical sessions, the photographic exhibition under the name Forever Formell, the presentation of the documentary Legacy and the first competition of interpretation of the Work of the unforgettable Cuban bassist and composer.
Precisely, as it has spread, the opening of the Festival on August 2 coincides with the birth of the creator of the Van Van, a group known as the train of West Indian music. Judging by the program of the event, in the capital corner of 23rd and P, where Van Van offered his first concert, more than eight top-level orchestras of popular dance music and La Colmenita will revere the prestigious director and composer in a place where In addition, a card will be revealed in his honor.