During the conference, Orozco
will talk about the increase in popularity of the two icons
of Cuban music, Compay Segundo and Eliades Ochoa since the
Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1989.
On that occasion several Cuban
artists got on stage in Washington D.C among them a
representation of rumba and other Afro Cuban rhythms from
the province of Matanzas.
There were also defenders
of the changüí and other traditional genders from different
parts of the country.
After more than two decades
of that first Festival, Orozco reflects on the importance of
the international projection of Segundo and Ochoa after
their participation at the event.
The International 2012
Cubadisco Symposium, On the Island of One Thousand Strings,
proposes a day of discussions on the Panamanian Traditional
Popular Music, Harp and Violin from Paraguay and The
Importance of the
Three in the Chito Latamble Musical History.
The most important
commercial music event in the country is dedicated to the
guitar and three greats of the instrument like Compay
Segundo, Ñico Rojas and Vicente Gonzalez Rubiera (Guyún).
The event will run until
Sunday and its closure is scheduled in Holguin, venue of
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