The from Van inaugurated the 49th edition of the International Cervantino Festival in Mexico, together with the Orquesta Filarmónica Orquesta Filarmónica del Desierto, Coahuila de Zaragoza.
The Cuban musicianss they raised the temperature of the iconic Alhóndiga de Granaditas, in the city of Guanajuato, with classics such as ‘Here the one who dances wins’, ‘Pastorita’, ‘Sandunguera’, ‘Recíbeme’, ‘Llegó Van Van’, among other recognized songs of the group, during the start of the most important festival in Latin America, which was broadcast live on YouTube.
The Cuban orchestra, directed by Samuel Formell, was accompanied by the Orquesta Filarmónica del Desierto, Coahuila de Zaragoza, under the baton of Natanael Espinoza, and with a repertoire of popular genres that connect with different audiences.
Those attending the event enjoyed a unique fusion of music that made more than one attendee dance at this inaugural event of the festival, which has Cuba as the guest of honor.
This edition of the Cervantino festival will run until October 31 in virtual and face-to-face format, after having been suspended in person last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As a guest country to this festival, the official delegation of the Ministry of Culture of Cuba is also made up of Septeto Santiaguero, Camerata Romeu, José María Vitier and his group, troubadours Ray Fernández and Eduardo Sosa, filmmaker Alejandro Gil and the rap duo La Reina and La Real, among others.
Artists from Greece, Spain, Italy, Colombia and Georgia, among others, also attend this event, as well as representatives from the Quebec region, Canada.