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The best moments of the Havana World Music Festival 2019

For three days, Cuban artists and artists from other countries gathered at the Salón Rosado de la Tropical to give away the largest music festival on the Caribbean island.

Despite being the sixth and last edition of Havana World Music, it was a unique experience for the attending spectators.

As expected, the Havana World Music 2019 was a unique festival that brought together 24 musical groups from three continents to achieve excellent things through music and its fusion.

Undoubtedly, the event fulfilled its fundamental objective, since being a festival of the world and for the world, it managed to consolidate itself within the preference of the young Cuban public, who will always appreciate living this experience from home.

Like any musical event, it counted on moments that raised the temperature in the enjoyment of the public. This time, different rhythms made the spectators dance for what they are classified as the favorites of the encounter, these were:


Cimafunk is a phenomenon in the current Cuban music scene. What began a year ago with concerts announced in the murals of the university, and an album (Therapy) that at that time only a few knew, is today a reference point for young and old. Just one day before leaving for his tour of the United States, Cimafunk closed the first night of Havana World Music with a concert that claimed him as one of the ten Latin artists to follow in 2019

Francisco, the Man:

Francisco, the Man is a Brazilian group whose name is based on a Colombian folkloric legend, which became even more famous with One Hundred Years of Solitude. The band, which identifies itself as a propeller of the "noisy trans-American transculturalism" mixes rhythms such as pop rock, Mexican music and folk, and has gained an important place among lovers of Latin American sounds. Although it was expected to be so, his concert on Friday night was quite a show.


With the strength of its ancestors, Telmary & Habana Sana creates a mix in which hip hop, rap and Yoruba chants combine perfectly. After an intense year of nominations and presentations abroad of his most recent phonogram, Fuerza Arará, his concert on the last day of the HWM was one of the most anticipated of the entire line up. As always, the stage overflowed with that energy that only the music of "telmitelma" knows how to transmit.