The Havana concert will start at 4:30 p.m., local time, and is part of the extensive cultural program on the Francophonie Day, organized by the French Alliance and the embassies of France, Belgium and Haiti.
The Big Band is an ensemble made up of 21 musicians, mainly from the technical and pre-university sectors of the Cégep Marie-Victorin music program. They will be accompanied by the renowned percussionist and founder of KoSAMusic, Aldo Mazza.
During their stay in Cuba, the Band will also perform for the students at the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in Havana, also in this city.
At a recent press conference, the director of the Alliance Française in Havana, Marc Sagaert, announced other initiatives that will be part of the event, including a concert by French pianists Hugues Leclère and Anne Dezombre, next Sunday.
This presentation will also feature Cuban flutist Jose Lazaro Alvarez and will include the release of the album Paris-La Havane, impressions franco-cubaines, at the Cervantes Hall of the Prado Wedding Palace.
The Day of the Francophonie also includes the inauguration of an exhibition of images by French photographer Denis Darzacq, in Santiago de Cuba, and the exhibition of The Hope of the Medusa, by the contemporary Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.