May, 30 – Cuban funky-pop band Qva Livre, singers David and Ernesto Blanco and Luna Manzanares will give a unique concert in Havana to close the British culture week in Cuba on June 8.The concert is titled Tremendonga Pary after one of the music band’s most recent hits. Under the slogan, “Seven Days with Sing”, the British festival kicks off in Havana on Saturday.
As part of the culture week, the European country’s embassy will award the three winning entries of its short-documentary competition +VERDE, dealing with urban environmental issues on the Caribbean island.
The awards ceremony will be held within the framework of a so called green festival, set for June 1st at the Morro-Cabaña Complex, whose program includes an academic conference on environmental policy and renewable energy by Professor Will McDowall and an electronic music concert with renowned local disc jockeys Djoy de Cuba and Bjoyce.
Oscar-winning film “Searching for Sugar Man” will be screened at Havana’s Charles Chaplin Movie Theatre and the British play “Blue/Orange” will also premier on June 6 at the Bertold Brecht theatre by the Cuban company Peña Meisner, directed by Stephen Bailey.
Film and video screenigns for adults, cartoons for children and electronic music concerts are topping the gathering’s agenday. The British culture week in Cuba is sponsored by the British embassy in Havana and the Cuban Culture MInistry.