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  • 10 / 31 / 2006

Los Van Van
Nearly two thousand people will attend today the first of three presentations the Cuban orchestra Van Van will offer in Brazil.

The musical tour of the director Juan Formell and the fifteen musicians of the band, founded on December 4th, 1969 begin in Rio de Janeiro, the tour will continue on Saturday in Brasilia and will finish on Wednesday in Sao Paulo.

The bassist Formell, of 64 years old, is considered in Cuba and in most of the Caribbean as the most important creator of dancing popular music in the last quarter of the century.

"To welcome the orchestra we have altered the theater format and we have opened a large dance floor in the middle, because you cannot listen to Los Van Van without a space to dance", said today to EFE the Canecao spokesman, Luiz Mena.

The return of the Cuban group to Brazil has set in motion in the last weeks the Latin American colonies living in the country, and dozens of Brazilians who have been contaminated with the so-called heavy salsa, which in almost 37 years of history Van Van has patented.

"Van Van moves a huge crowd everywhere they go and its not different here", added Mena.

Source: Cubarte

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