Festival "Boleros de Oro"

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Country and Region CubaLa Habana
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Havana, La Habana, Cuba
Festival Contact Information

Festival “Boleros de Oro”
Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC)
17 esquina H street
Vedado, Havana 10400 Cuba
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Festival Description

This festival is dedicated to that most heartfelt of Cuban musical forms— the bolero. Renowned singers from all round the world perform, such as Beatriz Gil, Nieffe Pena and Roberto Sanchez, along with Cubans like Omara Portuondo, Soledad Delgado, Lino Borges and Rojitas, to name but a few. Though you will always hear old favorites such as “Lagrimas Negras” (Black Tears) and “Bajate de esa Nube” (Get off that Cloud), each annual festival is focused on a particular country and composer, along with occasional tributes to some of the world’s great bolero performers. Festival mainly takes place in the Mella Theater.

Festival Dates June 21 - 24, 2012
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  • Perpetual feeling - Skills of a Festival that ignites and is expanding By Sahily Tabares (Granma International, July 4, 2006)


Practical Info:

  • Teatro Mella
    Línea No. 657 entre A y B, Vedado
    Havana, La Habana, 10400 Cuba
    Phone: (53) 7-833-5651
    Email: tmella@cubarte.cult.cu
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