Artists from 20 nations to participate in Cuba musical fest

February 4th, 2009 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS  

Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Musicians from 20 countries, including Latin America and the Caribbean, will participate in the 25th Jazz Plaza International Festival here this year, the organisers announced. Vice president of organising committee Alexis Vazquez said musicians from Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil and Bermudas, among others, would participate in the global musical fest Feb 12-15.

The event will be organised in 11 localities, including the Cuban capital as well as in the Matanzas provincial capital of Varadero.

The inaugural gala will take place at Casa de la Cultura in Plaza de la Revolucion, Amadeo Roldan and Mella Theatres.

The uniqueness of the event is that the participants are not paid for their performances, and visitors to the programme also finance their own trips.

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