By Circles Robinson, Photos by Caridad
HAVANA TIMES, Sept. 18 – Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution is being readied for a major free concert this Sunday afternoon headed up by Juanes and including numerous award-winning foreign and Cuban artists.
Workers are busy erecting the bandstand and speaker columns for what is being billed as the second “Peace without Borders” concert. The first was held on the conflictive Venezuelan-Colombian border.
As of last week, the line up of artists set to take the stage besides the chief promoter Juanes (Colombia) are:
Amaury Perez (Cuba), Danny Rivera (Puerto Rico), Cucu Diamante y Yerbabuena (Cuba-Venezuela), Juan Fernando Velasco (Ecuador), Jovanotti (Italia), Luis Eduardo Aute (Spain), Miguel Bose (Spain), Olga Tañón (Puerto Rico), Orishas (Cuba), Silvio Rodriguez (Cuba), Van Van (Cuba) Carlos Varela (Cuba), Víctor Manuel (Spain) and X Alfonso (Cuba).
The entire concert will be broadcast live by Cuban TV which is also offering free unrestricted broadcasting of the transmission by foreign radio and TV channels and Internet websites, noted the organizers including Juanes and the Cuban Music Institute. Several hundred thousand people are expected to attend.
Juanes, who resides in Miami, has received death threats from violent hard-line exiles in that city calling on him to call off the concert; something he refused to do.
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