HAVANA TIMES, August 19 – With the upcoming Juanes Peace Concert in Havana just under a month away, Juan Formell, director of the famous Van Van salsa orchestra, said his popular dance band was invited to perform at the event.
The concert will be held at the sprawling Plaza of the Revolution on September 20th with several hundred thousand Cubans and many foreign visitors expected to attend.
Formell said he believes the international prestige of the island is what made the Colombian artist select Cuba for his concert, reported IPS.
In South Florida, conservative Cuban-American exile groups strongly oppose any cultural exchange with Cuba. For more on the concert and the controversy that has arisen read: Juanes Cuba Concert Stirs Miami Pot.