All set for the 2017 Havana World Music Festival
More than 100 local and foreign artists will gather in Havana from March 23 to 26 to attend the fourth edition of the Havana World Music Festival (HWM), one of the most important events in the Caribbean and Latin America.
To date, the organizers of the Festival have confirmed that its main venues will be the Grand Metropolitan Park of Havana and the Cuban Art Factory, both located in the cultural heart of the city.
Sponsored by the Cuban Music Institute and the National Center for Popular Music, the program of the HWM includes workshops, exhibitions, DJ sessions and major concerts, activities that defend the main values of the event: diversity, creativity, exchange between communities and fun.
According to Eme Alfonso, HWM artistic director, the Grand Metropolitan Park will have two stages in which more than a hundred artists from Cuban and international bands will show their work, and the public can also see new groups, performances and workshops.
The next edition of the festival will be a great party with music as protagonist, but with many side events to all audiences, she said.
Held for the first time in 2014, the festival managed to gather over 20 000 people in its three previous editions, and has been attended by famous artists such as Fuel Fandango, Sargento Garcia, Los Van Van and the Mexican Institute of Sound, among others.
The election of Havana as a scenario is also a declaration of intent, since HWM aims to be the representation of the Cuba of the 21st century: a country with a huge cultural and human capital, open to the world and proud of its identity.