Cuban Timba to be Enjoyed in New York
HAVANA, Cuba, June 12 (acn) Renowned Cuban orchestras, like
Los Van Van, NG La Banda and
Manolito Simonet, will take their contagious rhythms to New
York on June 16, when they’ll
perform in the First Cuban Timba Festival.
With the Copacabana Cabaret as
its venue, the Festival will also be attended by the groups
Bamboleo and Pupy y los que Son Son, and singers Tania Pantoja
and Pedrito Calvo, all of them also from the Caribbean island,
the www.cubasi.cu Web site reported.
Heading the delegation, known as Team Cuba, will be musician
Cuban timba was first performed in November, 1989, by composer,
arranger and orchestra director Jose Luis Cortes and his NG la
banda group, who established a new musical concept, style and