International Percussion Festival (PERCUBA2002)

Venue: Amadeo Roldan Theater

Location: Havana, Cuba, Other

Event Date/Time: Apr 14, 2002 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2002
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The Festival includes in its program a series of important theoretical and practical events designed for the improvement, the promotion and the exchange between representatives of diverse fields of Percussion, inside and outside of our borders. In order to celebrate, educate and learn, this festival welcomes all professional or traditional performers, professors, students, researchers, musical critics, composers, engineers of instruments or accessories, and all other friends of Cuban Percussion.

The Percussion Society of Cuba (PERCUBA)
· The Cuban Institute of Music· The Highest Institute of Art (University)· The National Center of Concert Music· The National Center of Art Schools· The National Center of Free Culture· Counsel of Performing Arts.

From April 16th- 20th, 2002. (14-21rst travel dates for US participants)The National Theater of Cuba: La Havana – Cuba

Musicians, composers, professors, teachers and students of music, music critics and other professionals that work within the music industry.
1. Concerts of symphonic, popular and folkloric Percussion. 2. Competition of soloists and symphonic percussion.3. Colloquia and theoretical-practical workshops. 4. Encounter of Percussion on the stage. 5. Exhibition of instruments.6. Various showings of videotapes.

Sunday 14Arrive to the airport José Martí. Transfer to the hotelMonday 15 9:00 AM City tour for the Historical center and the Musical Highlights (you will get a detailed description from Viajes America of the tour once you sign up for the trip.)
Tuesday 16 Begin Festival Program: 10:00 AM Accreditation in the Teatro Amadeo Roldan Theater.02:00 PM Inaugural Ceremony / Lecture presented by Julio César Barreto “Barretico” (Cuba)03:30 PM Recess04:00 PM Recital by Percussion Alumni (Cuba)05:00 PM Recital by Santiago Naranjo (Cuba) and Guillermo del Toro and others invited (Cuba)06:30 PM Recess08:30 PM Gala of the Conjunto Foklórico Nacional (a famous traditional dance group) in commemoration of Ramiro Hernández (Cuba)
Wednesday 1701:00 PM Colloquia03:30 PM Recess04:00 PM Video Presentations05:00 PM Presentation by Cultura Comunitaria (Cuba)06:30 PM Recess08:30 PM Gala by the groups “AfroAmérica,” Nsila Mundo,” and “Clave and Guaguancó,” and the percussionist Gerlado Pelladito en honor of Justo Pelladito (Cuba)
Thursday 1801:00 PM Courses and Competition03:30 PM Recess04:00 PM Recital by Oney Gumbá (percussionist of the Group Síntesis) and various invited guests (Cuba)05:00 PM Presentations by the Youth Groups “Cuarteto Femenino” and the Ensemble of Percussionist of Monterrey (México.)06:30 PM Recess08:30 PM Special Presentation by Percussionist, Singer and Dancer, Alexandra Belloni (Italy and the US)
Friday 1901:00 PM Courses and Competition03:30 PM Recess04:00 PM Video Presentations05:00 PM Special Presentation from the University Group “Simón Rodríguez” from Barquisimeto, Lara (Venezuela)06:30 PM Recess08:30 PM Gala in Memory of Luis “Tito” Puentes (Puerto Rico) Organized by José Luis Quintana “Changuito.”
Saturday 2008:30 AM Course and Finals of Competition11:00 AM Recess11:30 AM Recital by Percussionist Iván Manzanilla (México)01:00 PM Recess06:30 PM Video Presentations08:30 PM Recess09:00 PM Closing Gala and Prize Ceremony. “Barretico” play and other invited guests.
Sunday 21 Transfer to Jose Marti International Airport and Departures to home city.


Additional Information

For pricing information on legal travel to Cuba for the conference and more information on the festival, contact Alexandra Jost, Center for Development Studies. Tel 202-333-3921.