CUBADISCO Music Festival in the Warmth of Santiago de Cuba

Santiago will host a large program of activities with its major attractions being the awarding ceremony on May 14 at the centrally located Cespedes Park. The awards will be granted to the best music productions recorded in 2010.

Also significant will be the inauguration of the first monument raised to the "Tres Guitar" (a three-pair of strings guitar) in the country. The monument made by sculpture Alberto Lescay will be unveiled at the Plaza Aguilera square on May 19.

The event will also pay homage to the music work of Revolution Commander Juan Almeida Bosque, and the inauguration of a monument dedicated to Miguel Matamoros. This and other activities are scheduled for May 18.

A theoretical workshop on the world of discography will be held May 16 to 18 at the Rialto Cultural Complex, which will be hosting the Cubadisco 2011 Symposium.

Other important moments during the festival will include the presentation of the CD "Veneracion," an anthology of Santiago's local music, which is largely awaited by the locals; the presentation of the La Colmenita Children Theater Company, with the staging of "Las nuevas aventuras de Elpidio Valdes" accompanied by "Adalberto Alvarez y su Son" popular music band, which will take place on May 20 at the Heredia Theater. Other music activities include the presentation, at the Heredia Theater, of renowned mucis bands like the "Original de Manzanillo," Eliades Ochoa, the Patria Quartet, Candido Fabre and his band, among others.

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