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Book Fair

By Michael Hernandez and Sonia Sanchez

The Anti-Imperialist Bandstand in Havana will host a concert celebrating 40 years of Argentine rock music within the program of the 16th Cuban International Book Fair 2007 that will take place February 8 to 18 in the Cuban capital. Argentina is this years special guest country to the popular annual event that starts in Havana and then tours throughout the island.

The concert on Saturday, February 10, will feature Argentine musicians Juan Carlos Baglietto, David Lebon, Pedro Aznar and Lito Vitale as well as local bands.

During the concert, Cubas EGREM record company will sell copies at a subsidized price of an Argentine rock anthology spanning four decades and whose rights were donated to Cuba.

Rock enthusiasts on the island have been treated to a number of international rock groups over the last few years including Audioslave in 2005 and the Mexican band Jaguares that played a few months ago in Havana. .

The line up of celebrities from Argentina expected during the book fair include actress Graciela Dufau; cartoonists Miguel Repiso and Joaquin Lavado (Quino), creator of the mythical Mafalda; folk singer Juan Falu; authors David Vinas, Horacio Gonzalez, Lilia Ferreira, Victor Ego Ducrot, Vicente Battista, Miguel Bonasso and Stella Calloni; and pianist Miguel Angel Estrella who will close the event playing with the Cuban National Symphonic Orchestra under the direction of Argentinean Fabian Bertero.


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