The concert by the group, led by Samuel Formell, will be broadcast on the YAF website and Facebook page starting at 20:00 hours, local time.
The Ybor Art Factory project, a collaboration with the Cuban Ministry of Culture, offers every Thursday a program aimed at promoting the values of contemporary Cuban art (literature, dance, plastic arts, crafts, fashion and music), and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been used through the online modality.
The Los Van Van orchestra, founded by the instrumentalist, composer and arranger Juan Formell (1942-2014), is one of the main exponents of the so-called Cuban popular dance music.
The band’s intense and productive career has been recognized with important awards, including a Latin Grammy and several Cubadisco awards, such as the Extraordinary Prize for the album Mi Songo, a tribute to Formell’s work.
Mi Songo, released by Empresa de Grabaciones y Ediciones Musicales (EGREM), marked the closing of the celebrations for the group’s 50th anniversary.