Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Rolling Stones announce free concert in Cuba

The Rolling Stones will perform a groundbreaking free concert in Havana, Cuba on Friday, March 25.

The show at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana will mark the first open air concert in the country by a British rock band.

“We have performed in many special places during our long career,” says the band, “but this show in Havana is going to be a landmark event for us, and, we hope, for all our friends in Cuba too.”

The event is being made possible by the benefaction of Fundashon Bon Intenshon on behalf of the island of Curaçao.

Fundashon Bon Intenshon initiates and supports international charitable projects in the fields of education, athletics, cultural literacy, healthcare and tourism as well as other attempts to mitigate the impact of general poverty.

The Rolling Stones “Concert For Amity” will be filmed and produced by JA Digital with Paul Dugdale directing and Simon Fisher and Sam Bridger as producers.

The Rolling Stones are also leading a musician-to-musician initiative in which much needed musical instruments and equipment are being donated by major suppliers for the benefit of Cuban musicians of all genres.

Donors include The Gibson Foundation, Vic Firth, RS Berkeley, Pearl, Zildjian, Gretsch, Latin Percussion, Roland and BOSS with additional assistance from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation.

The once-in-a-lifetime concert event follows the band’s current America Latina Ole tour, which will wrap up in Mexico City on March 17.

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