Cuba to Run 2010 Drum Fiesta, Contest
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- culture an traditions
- Culture and Traditions
- United States
- 03 / 04 / 2010
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.