Juanes Cuba Gig on a Scorcher

By Circles Robinson

The bandstand is being readied in Havana's Plaza of the Revolution.  Photo: Caridad
The bandstand is being readied in Havana's Plaza of the Revolution. Photo: Caridad

HAVANA TIMES, Sept. 18 – The Cuban Music Institute explained on Friday the reasons this Sunday’s concert featuring Juanes and numerous top Cuban and foreign artists takes place in the afternoon.

The promoters had asked for the concert to begin at 2:00 p.m. EST so it could be broadcast live in Europe.

Likewise, the Institute noted that it would have been too difficult to transport the lighting equipment necessary for a concert of this magnitude to be held at night.

Summer temperatures are still holding in Havana, averaging 32-33 Celsius (90 Fahrenheit) so the authorities are cautioning music lovers to where caps or hats and bring plenty of water.

Food stands will be set up on the outskirts of the Plaza of the Revolution where the concert will be held, although their capacity to meet the potential demand remains to be seen.

Cuban TV is offering satellite transmission of the mega concert free of charge to all countries.

2 thoughts on “Juanes Cuba Gig on a Scorcher

  • Question: what network in the US will carry the Juanes and others concert on Sunday in the United States.

    Answer: According to a Reuters report, the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN-TV) has confirmed that they will provide a live broadcast of the “Peace without Borders” Concert from Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana, Cuba. The concert begins Sunday, September 20th, at 2pm, ET / 11am PT.

    The broadcast can be viewed on all of HITN’s platforms: cable, satellite, internet http://www.hitn.tv and also through the HITN-CBO Connect Network that contains more than 250 community organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico

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  • What network in the US will caryy it ?

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