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Singer and songwriters from various countries, most of them young artists, will converge from September 30 to October 8 in Havana to participate in the 21st Contemporary Music Festival.

Organized by the Cuban Institute of Music and the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists the festival will be preceded by the opening of an exhibit of Russian cartoons to take place on September 29.

The opening concert to be held at the Minor Basilica of the San Francisco de Asis Convent will pay homage to the Cuban chamber music composed for different vocal and instrumental formats and to the centenary of maestro Alejandro Garcia Caturla.

The House of the Americas will become venue of these presentations which will show the very best of the world contemporary music with emphasis on the Latin American development this time present through outstanding artists from Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

Similarly, the host singers and songwriters will share stage with representatives of France, Italy, and Canada.

Workshops, conferences and views exchanges will take place as part of this musical event opening its doors to world artists since 1984.

Source: Prensa Latina

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