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Third International Salsa Festival in Cuba

Third International Salsa Festival in Cuba

Havana’s Metropolitan Park is set to host the third edition of the International Salsa Festival, February 21-25, 2018.

The announcement was issued at Tablao, Artex’s Cultural Center, by Maykel Blanco, musician, songwriter, director of Salsa Mayor Orchestra and creator and president of the organizing committee for this project.

Sponsored by the Provincial Carnival and Culture company, this event, organized by Artex, the Cuban Music Institute and the Recordings and Musical Editions Company (EGREM), is going to stand for its main goal, which is fostering the aesthetic preference for popular dance music among Cuban youngsters, its values and development as part of national culture, from Cuba and for the world.

Throughout four days, dancers will enjoy two moments within the festival’s schedule. The first one will kick off at 5 p.m. with the participation of musical groups and includes recreational activities, sales of cultural products and gastronomic offers. Afterwards, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m., the attendees will enjoy musical bands.

Yasser Ramos y su Orquesta, El niño y la Verdad, Papucho y Manana Club, Habana D Primera, Alain Pérez, Bamboleo, Adalberto Álvarez y su Son, Haila y su orquesta, Klimax, El Noro, Los Van, Combinación Cubana, Paulo F.G y su Élite, Manolito Simonet , Tania Pantoja y Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor, make up the artistic cast that will liven up every night, complemented by cutting-edge technology, lights, sound, set design and other surprises in the third edition of this highly-acclaimed project.

The tickets to attend the International Salsa Festival in Cuba can be bought at the Metropolitan Park on February 22-25, 5 p.m. - 11p.m.

As for people from other latitudes interested in participating in the festival, Paradiso, the cultural tourism agency managed by Cuban holding Artex S.A. has prepared the following offers:

Full Pass: $250.00 USD/per person


Participation in the Opening Ceremony

Ticket and transfer to the four concerts

Participation and transfer to the three workshops Souvenir *

Passport: 90.00 USD/per person

Includes tickets for night concerts *

Concert: 23.00 USD/per person

Includes ticket for one-night concert

For further information, contact:


Tel: (53 7) 8362124 / 8365380