From March 7 to 12, Havana will host the 16th Annual Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival - "La Fiesta del Tambor - Guillermo Barreto In Memoriam"

 

 By Timba.com
 

It's almost time for the 16th Annual Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival - "La Fiesta del Tambor - Guillermo Barreto In Memoriam" .

 

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Havana To Be The Scene Of The Challenge Between The Best Percussionists In Cuba And From Abroad. 

 

This year's festival will take place the second week of March in Havana and will feature guest artist Aldo Mazza.

As with previous years the festival includes percussion and dance classes, performances and competitions.

 

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The percussion competition is open to all ages as is the Casino competition. There is also a Rumba dance competition for 15 years and older.

Winners of the percussion competition will receive new instruments from brand such as SABIAN, GON BOPS, PEARL, REGAL TIP, SONOC, and EVANS.

 

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Most events will be held in the following venues: Teatro Mella, Teatro Karl Marx, Sala Avenida, El Salón Rosado de La Tropical, Jardines del Teatro Mella and Hotel Palco.

There will also be concerts by the most popular timba and rumba groups, such as Orquesta Revé, Klímax, Paulo F.G., Havana D'Primera, El Niño y La Verdad, Manolitoy Su Trabuco, Azúcar Negra, Bamboleo, Maykel Blanco y Salsa Mayor, Osain del Monte, Yoruba Andabo, Los Papines, Rumberos de Cuba and more!

 

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If you can be in Havana for the festival, do it!

For all the information (in Spanish) check out the Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival Official homepage

 

http://fiestadeltamborpopular.com/festival/programa

 

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