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Antonio Koga
Days before traveling to Havana to participate in the Cubadisco 2007 music fair, Japanese guitarist and composer Antonio Koga sent a large number of guitars to the island for Cuban musical instruction.

The formal reception of the donation, the second that Koga has made to Cuba, took place at the Foreign Press Club in Tokyo. Cuban Ambassador to Japan Orlando Hernandez Guillen spoke about the multiple ties that unite the two countries and the friendly relationship between Koga and the island.

In presenting the donation, Koga thanked all those who contributed to making the delivery possible and recalled the shipment of guitars sent last April. He highlighted the contribution of the Japanese Parliament and the vice president of the Democratic Party, Hirotaka Akamatsu.

During the ceremony, Tamaki Hagihara, the Los Peppers trio and Koga himself performed.

As part of Cubadisco (May 19-27), Koga will play on Thursday May 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Havanas Amadeo Roldan Theater with the Los Peppers and Cuban music students.

Source: Granma

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