Celebrate Benny More’s 90th Birthday Organized in Havana

RHC:

The 90th anniversary of the birth of late great Cuban artist Benny Moré will be celebrated this year with a wide and varied program of cultural activities beginning August 1st, which will continue throughout the rest of year.

The first celebrations will take place from August 1st through the 24th –the day of Benny’s birthday- and will include concerts, a colloquium on his life and work, plastic arts exhibitions and film screenings, among other cultural activities.

Benny More

Benny More

The program in honor of the late singer, composer and band leader, whose was born Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré, will begin with the presentation of the Conjunto Casino music group at La Pérgola club, in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood.

Another important moment will be the performances of the legendary Aragón Orchestra and the Roberto Faz Ensemble on August 2nd, at La Tropical’s Benny Moré Hall. There will be a special program on August 15th at Havana’s Hamel Alley, called La rumba para el Sonero Mayor (A Rumba for the Greatest Son Rhythm Performer), in which the group Clave y
Guaguancó, Gregorio Hernández (Goyo), Juan de Dios Ramos and Ernesto Gatel, among other artists, will participate.

Also scheduled is the screening of the documentary series Los Elegidos (The Chosen Ones), by producer Mayra Samada, on August 20th, at the Benny Moré Provincial Music Center, also in Vedado.

“Benny Moré, the genius of popularity” is the title of the colloquium that has been slated for August 21st at Havana’s Saint John Hotel, while from August 21st through the 23rd there will be three special galas at the América Theater, dedicated to the music genres the unforgettable artist interpreted -the bolero, guaracha and rumba.

And last but not least, a great tribute to Benny has been programmed for August 23rd at the Music House of Havana’s Miramar neighborhood, under the artistic direction of Danilo Bango.

This first stage of tributes will close with the inauguration of the web site Hoy como ayer (named after one of Benny’s most famous hits), by artist Santos Toledo, at Old Havana’s Government Palace.

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