Cuba’s San Remo Music Festival Loses Participants

Cuba’s First Lady is the organizer

Cover design by Janet Aguilar

By Xel2 (El Toque)

HAVANA TIMES – This week we draw about the San Remo Music Awards festival, after several international artists pulled out after learning who the organizers of this event were, to be held in April in the Cuban capital.

Among the cancellations are Alex Ubago, Andy and Lucas, and Kalimba, after being questioned by users on social networks about their participation in an event organized by Lis Cuesta the wife of the Cuban president, Miguel Diaz Canel.

Almost simultaneously, these artists appeared on their official channels to claim that their representatives were unaware that the festival was organized by Cuban government institutions.

In part, this is the political cost for using repressive methods against social protest that has left many hundreds of political prisoners after July 11.

Music and art in general are impossible to separate from their context. We hope that sooner rather than later the Cuban public will be able to enjoy art without mediating ideology and politics.

Greetings and happy Sunday,

Wimar Verdecia Fuentes

Well go with Plan B. Start practicing…
Bah, even beauty gets old.
Nobody wants to sing in Liz Cuesta’s festival and to not have to cancel, she will have her husband lip-synch.   In the end verything has its cost.   Oh God…
Sell outs! Nobody is going to ruin our party.
San Machi – Are you there Machi?

Read more from Cuba here on Havana Times.



3 thoughts on “Cuba’s San Remo Music Festival Loses Participants

  • Why is this a surprise. Are there any events in Cuba that are not controled or proposed by the government.
    Even if it was not Liz Cuestan not infront and if that becomes a problem, then her cousing, brother, sister, friend or anyone under their control takes over.
    Come On people.

  • Liz Cuestan is not the First Lady, her husband is not either the president, he wasn’t elected by the people. The government elected him.

  • San Remo is now call it Sal en Remo.
    Leave out rowing

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