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Cuba Holds Its First Afro-Cuban-Electro Music Festival

"Manana," the festival's name, refers to the way Cubans describe the spiritual connection between the artist and the audience.
The festival, which took place in May 5-8, starred musicians including Dengue Dengue Dengue, an audiovisual duo from Lima, Peru; New York City-based DJ-producer Nickodemus; famous tropical beat-maker Quantic from Colombia, and his Toronto-born counterpart Uproot Andy, among many others.
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The festival was combined electronic music...
The festival was combined electronic music... Photo:Facebook / Manana
... with traditional Cuban music on stage.
... with traditional Cuban music on stage. Photo:Facebook / Manana
Obbatuke, pioneers in the genre of rumba, have learnt to fuse their traditional musical training with modern genres like jazz, hip-hop, son and electronic music.
Obbatuke, pioneers in the genre of rumba, have learnt to fuse their traditional musical training with modern genres like jazz, hip-hop, son and electronic music. Photo:Facebook / Manana
U.S.-Chilean artist Nicolas Jaar was one of the festival's highlights.
U.S.-Chilean artist Nicolas Jaar was one of the festival's highlights. Photo:Facebook / Manana
"Ticket window for Cubans:" nationals pay with the national currency and benefit from lower prices. Photo:Facebook / Manana
The festival took place in Santiago de Cuba, the second-biggest city in the country known for its strong cultural and musical heritage.
The festival took place in Santiago de Cuba, the second-biggest city in the country known for its strong cultural and musical heritage. Photo:Facebook / Manana
Reggaeton fans were not left out!
Reggaeton fans were not left out! Photo:Facebook / Manana
A participant on her phone at the festival
A participant on her phone at the festival Photo:Facebook / Manana
The famous Cuban rum brand, Havana Club, was one of many sponsors at the festival.
The famous Cuban rum brand, Havana Club, was one of many sponsors at the festival. Photo:Facebook / Manana
The festival featured Calentura, a global bass DJ collective based in Los Angeles that brings together moombahton, trap, twerk, house and zouk bass, all mixed with salsa, merengue, boogaloo and Latin funk.
The festival featured Calentura, a global bass DJ collective based in Los Angeles that brings together moombahton, trap, twerk, house and zouk bass, all mixed with salsa, merengue, boogaloo and Latin funk. Photo:Facebook / Manana
A rumba dance session led by Santiago-based dance academy Rumba Ache. They are dedicated to the preservation of folklore music and were a huge inspiration to the Manana team through their weekly shows at Santiago's home of rumba, the Casa del Caribe.
A rumba dance session led by Santiago-based dance academy Rumba Ache. They are dedicated to the preservation of folklore music and were a huge inspiration to the Manana team through their weekly shows at Santiago's home of rumba, the Casa del Caribe. Photo:Facebook / Manana
Published 14 June 2016
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