Sunday, March 27, 2016

VIDEO: Rolling Stones perform free concert in Cuba

The Rolling Stones performed their first-ever concert in Cuba on Friday and video from the event has surfaced.

The groundbreaking free show also marked the first open air concert in the country by a British rock band.

The “Concert For Amity” saw the group play an 18-song set before an estimated crowd of 1.3 million fans on the Caribbean island.

“Here we are finally!,” Mick Jagger told the crowd. “We are sure that this night is going to be an unforgettable night, for you and for us.

“We know that years ago it was difficult to listen to our music here in Cuba, but here we are, playing for you in your beautiful land. I think that finally things have changed, haven’t they?”

The free event was 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 concert was filmed by director Paul Dugdale for a possible future release.

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