The festival is being held at a site locally known as the Patio of the Mulato Acelerao, as people call the place of the Festival promoter, Arnaldo Rodriguez, in downtown Ciego de Avila.
Rodriguez said that the event was born on the expressed generosity and interest of artists to have a common meeting place with a projection to the international arena, so that the event may turn into a reference point of Cuban culture.
Renowned Cuban bands and musicians usually join this cultural attraction, which is organized by the CUBASOY project, led by the Association of Cuban Artists and Writers and the Provincial Culture Office.
Jazz, rock-and-roll, popular and fusion music always sounds high in the concerts tailored for the enjoyment of all generations of Cubans and particularly for the youths, who are precisely marking the 51 anniversary of the Young Communist League on April 4.
But the festival is not only about dancing and playing music, since it also includes lectures and the screening of documentary films focusing on today’s Cuban music creation and its development.
Performing arts, craft exhibits will also join the festival this year, along with a carnival of the Cuban Student Federation as a new ingredient in this Cuban culture feast.