Cuba 50 is supported by the
Cuban Ministry of Culture, Cuban Embassy,
ComoNo, Music Fund for Cuba, Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Unison, Unite,
Thompsons Solicitors, Cuban Tourist Board and business, community and
cultural organisations based in the UK and Cuba.
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About Fidel the Musical
In the 1950s, with his trusted gang of revolutionaries including the Argentinian doctor Ernesto Che Guevara, and Celia Sanchez, Fidel Castro vowed to liberate Cuba from the dictator Batista. With just a few hundred soldiers and limited weapons, they took on Batista's army of thousands, with its tanks, aircraft and US-backed weapons and won. Their secret was their bravery, dedication, and the support of the Cuban people who desperately longed for social justice and an independent Cuba.
The script was written by UK academic Dr Denise Baden based on her research in Cuba and her desire to tell the tale from the Cuban perspective. This musical aims to go beyond the propaganda, misinformation and ideology to present an honest portrait of this fascinating island and its leader. Drawing on the Cuban values of education and inclusion, musical numbers have been adapted from the best of the songs submitted by music students across the UK who were challenged to write songs for Fidel the musical.