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Players from Venezuela, Canada, the US and Holland will interact with their Cuban hosts at the International Drum Festival 2010 and the International Contest Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam March 9 through 14.
The Drum Festival, to be presided by orchestra director Gerardo Piloto, will honor drum players Ricardo Abreu (Papin), Jesus Alfonso Miro, Roberto Garcia and Elio Reve.
Among the confirmed foreign guests are Aldo Mazza (Canada), Memo Acevedo (US), Rene Engel (Holland) and Son PDVSA group (Venezuela).
They are to share stage with Cubans Amadito Valdes of Buena Vista Social Club, Tomas Ramos (El Panga), Jazzist Yaroldy Abreu and Samuel Formell from Los Van Van.
Along the Festival there'll be the International Contest Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam to compete in five variants of the drum family: major, bongos, bata (djembe), set and bass.


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