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Music to Reign in the Streets of Havana Today
Along Havanas 23rd Street in the downtown Vedado district, the city will swing, salsa and rock to a host of activities devoted to the 49th anniversary of the victory of the Revolution.

A flood of music will surge along downtown Havanas 23rd Street today, where mass celebrations will continue to mark the 49th anniversary of the victory of the Revolution.

From the intersection of the important intersection with 12th Street on the west to the waterfalls of the National Hotel on the east, the Young Communist League (UJC) and the Cuban Institute of Music are organizing a multitude of events.

At the 12th Street intersection "the place where the socialist character of the revolution was first declared" at 4:00 o'clock the band of Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) will formally kick of the festivities by playing the national anthem. Immediately following will be a parade along 23rd Street, with famous personalities, mariachis bands, trios and the processions of the Federation of University Students (FEU) and Guaracheros of Regla Afro-Cuban carnival procession group.

A place will be set aside for Trova music. At the G Street Reading Coffeehouse (from 4:00 p.m. to midnight) will be performances by Inti Santana, Charly Salgado and Diego Cana - similar to activities planned for the Literary Coffeehouse at 23rd and 12th, where the duet Karma, Fernando Bécquer and Samuel Eagle will play.

Traditional music and rock will not be missed; the former will be represented by the septets of Charisma and Antonio Machín (at the park at 23rd and 14th), and the latter by the groups Tendency, Hypnosis and Escape (at G Street between 23rd and 21st). Pop music will be featured in the Mariana Grajales Park with Isis Flores and his group, David Blanco and his Band, and David Álvarez & Hand Games), while Rap will be spotlighted in the sports field 23rd and 2nd (with Obsesión, Anónimo Consejo, and Adversario, among others).

The documentary "Son para un sonero" (Son Music for a Son Musician), by Lourdes de los Santos, which focuses on the well-known Adalberto Álvarez, will have a special exhibition at the 23rd and 12th Cinema. Meanwhile, in the nearby Chaplin Theater, "Mi vida en rosa" (My life in rose) and "Juego de lágrimas" (Game of tears) will be shown.

Differing from both the Yara Cinema (where the Spanish comedy "¿Por qué se frotan las patitas?" / Why do you rub your paws?) will open and from the Rampa Cinema (where will play "El método" / The method, by Marcelo Piñeyro), the Riviera Theater will offer its hall to choral music and concerts, with groups like Exaudi, Scola Cantorum Coralina and Vocal Leo.

The El Cochinito restaurant will make a place for the rural traditions, and the Don Quijote Park (23rd and J) will welcome the contagious sounds and dancing of rumba. Not very far from there, at Artisans Park (on 23rd and M), will be outstanding interpreters of cancionística music, while just across the street at Pavilion Cuba will be the very best in jazz.

Finally, around the sparkling waterfalls of the National Hotel (at 3rd and Malecón) will be a fiesta of salsa, as Habaneros "casino" to the sounds of Enrique Álvarez and his Latin Charanga, and Arnaldo and his Talisman.


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